OddCameras.com                          Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic with Instax Back

Still hoping for the return of either 4x5 Polaroid or Fuji Instant film, I console myself with Fuji Wide material. The back shown is a 3D print to receive a Lomo Belair Instant Back. These backs are a bit rare nowadays, but they show up from time to time. I have one on a Mamiya Universal, made by Option8, and I took this one from my Belair as it was rarely used. I haven't done the printing and assembly myself, but a good friend who did this for me told me that it isn't too complicated. There is no room in the Belair back for a dark slide (so my mamiya back has none). To have room for it, the back was raised. The inconvenience of raising it is that you need a raised ground glass for focussing. So the back has a corresponding ground glass.

Some photos:

Front. The handle just passes at the side of the body, so you have to remove the camera grip or you would have to detach the back after each photo.

Seen from the back.

Right side.

Left side.

Focussing screen.

The back detached.

Camera side.

Left side.

Right side.

Focussing screen.

Camera side.

It's a nice item to have. At the moment I have some faint light leaks at the dark slide in bright sunshine. But this will be solved. I works well with the 90mm Super Angulon lens. I will try it with the 90mm Angulon soon, as this will fold into the camera.