4x5 LOMOGraflok back for Fujifilm Instax Wide film

Collas

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Thanks to FADU for making me aware of this upcoming product from LOMO.

 

Neil t3

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I saw an article on this item on DPReview a few days back , curious to see what the image quality of Instax film I've bought an Fuji Instax 200 camera , some colour film and some B&W film ( if film's the right word ?) along with a 6x9 DDS that I will try some in on my 5x4 camera after I make a holder for the DDS .
Regardless of the outcome , I think I'll be buying one of these when there available .
I can see it being quite nice for still life's , close up's and possibly a few portraits .
 

Darren Lewey

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Yup, looks interesting but some questions on the exact size of the print and composing with the 5x4 glass. On one site, it was suggested to use a mask.
 

James T

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My main concern for its usefulness is the 19mm offset of the image plane behind the usual position, which would rule out the use of a 90mm on the Intrepid (and probably many others).
 

Neil t3

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Yup, looks interesting but some questions on the exact size of the print and composing with the 5x4 glass. On one site, it was suggested to use a mask.
There's no confusion on sizes , the film Size is 11cm x 8.5cm , and the image Size is 9.9cm x 6.2cm .
The image isn't central on the film though , it's slightly raised .
See here for sample photo's ; https://shop.lomography.com/en/films/instant-film/fuji-instax-wide-film-double-pack .
If your focussing on a 5x4 GG for anything other than 5x4 you'll either need a mask or marks on the GG .
doesn't matter if it's this or a roll film back .

When you buy it , it says you get in the box ;
  • LomoGraflok 4×5 Instant Back
  • focus compensation & composition Mask
So not really an issue .
 
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Neil t3

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My main concern for its usefulness is the 19mm offset of the image plane behind the usual position, which would rule out the use of a 90mm on the Intrepid (and probably many others).
Can you not get a recessed lens board that fits the camera ?
 

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I was recently loaned a beta LomoGraflok unit and spent a bit of time with it mounted to my Chroma SnapShot to test it out as a walkabout instant camera;


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Neil t3

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I was recently loaned a beta LomoGraflok unit and spent a bit of time with it mounted to my Chroma SnapShot to test it out as a walkabout instant camera;


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Thanks' for the update and write up .
So from this , can we take it no productions units that people pre-ordered last year or since have been sent out yet ?

Delays are understandable due to what's been going on the last year or so .

I had been interested in getting one , but I'm not prepared to pay for something whose delivery date just keeps getting pushed back and back .
So it's not clear if the initial pre-orders for supply in march 2020 were fulfilled or not ...
Or if you pre-order one now if it will be supplied in October as the website currently states .
 

Stevelmx5

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Thanks' for the update and write up .
So from this , can we take it no productions units that people pre-ordered last year or since have been sent out yet ?

Delays are understandable due to what's been going on the last year or so .

I had been interested in getting one , but I'm not prepared to pay for something whose delivery date just keeps getting pushed back and back .
So it's not clear if the initial pre-orders for supply in march 2020 were fulfilled or not ...
Or if you pre-order one now if it will be supplied in October as the website currently states .
Hi Neil. As far as I know (I don’t work for Lomography though), none of the retail units have gone out at all yet, including those that were Pre-ordered.
 

Neil t3

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Hi Neil. As far as I know (I don’t work for Lomography though), none of the retail units have gone out at all yet, including those that were Pre-ordered.
Thanks Steve .
It doesn't look like any had been shipped yet as there is no talk of them .
I think I'll wait until their available to buy from stock before I buy one though .

Funnily enough it's one of your cameras it'll be used on .
A friend bought one from your original Kickstarter campaign for my Xmas present .
It's working well .
Cheers .
 

Stevelmx5

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Thanks Steve .
It doesn't look like any had been shipped yet as there is no talk of them .
I think I'll wait until their available to buy from stock before I buy one though .

Funnily enough it's one of your cameras it'll be used on .
A friend bought one from your original Kickstarter campaign for my Xmas present .
It's working well .
Cheers .
That's great Neil, I'm glad you're enjoying it. Welcome to the Chroma Family!
 

Woz

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Mine arrived a couple of days ago, but I didn't think to buy film, so I've only just got to play with it.
It comes with a mask/expander thingy that goes behind the ground glass on my Intrepid 5x4 to allow correct focussing and to show the area of exposure.
It's extremely simple to use - but on my Intrepid you have to remove the unit to eject the film or it gets scratched by the clip that holds it in. Not a problem as you need to remove it for each shot anyway.
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Me, shot at lunchtime by my other half. 1/30, F8 (the film is ISO 800).
 

lharby

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Noice.

This is really something:

I can't shoot on mine until at least next week, as we are going away.

But I did rattle off these photograms last night.

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Collas

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The first back in the UK, apparently, was tested by Marcus McAdam on the latest PhotographyOnline YouTube video.

 

Jonathan Hotopf

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I've had mine for a month or so now. I use it on the speed graphic using the rangefinder. I move the lens back from the set hard stop by the width of the spacer (16.7mm if I remember correctly) using a vernier caliper. The framing I've got used to from using it and the optical view finder seems OK. You could create a custom insert for the finder to further refine it.

I find simple compositions work best without too much detail. Exposure it quite critical for the best results you ideally need to be with a quarter stop for perfect results.
 

Nas

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I've also found that Instax Wide exposure latitude is closer to E6 film than anything else. Dynamic range is similar too.
 
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