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cdlind Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2010Thu 21-Mar-13 02:20 AM
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"SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"


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I recently obtained a Graflex 4x5 camera and need to know if my SB 28 or SB800 can be safely used without damaging the flash?

I would also like to know if anyone knows of a sync cord that has the female pin socket of the graflex lens and will connect to the hot shoe or pc connection on the SB800?
Thank you,
Dave L

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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his generous suppport to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Thu 21-Mar-13 05:13 PM
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#1. "RE: SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"
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Boston Area, US
          

I recently obtained a Graflex 4x5 camera and need to know if my SB 28 or SB800 can be safely used without damaging the flash?

They can be safely used with an electrically sound cord. The lens just completes the circuit long enough for the flash to fire.

I would also like to know if anyone knows of a sync cord that has the female pin socket of the graflex lens and will connect to the hot shoe or pc connection on the SB800?

I forgot where I bought mine, but Paramount Cords can build you either cord. Alternatively, B&H offers an in-stock solution using two cords:

Cord 1
Cord 2

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HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources. Charter MemberFri 22-Mar-13 05:46 PM
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#2. "RE: SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"
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Dave:

Michael has given you excellent advice.

A few years ago, I equipped a friend of mine who shoots with a fifty or sixty year old wood/brass, 8 x 10 inch view camera with a cable so he could trigger an on-camera SB800 which in turn triggered remote SB800s in soft boxes/umbrellas, in SU-4 mode. As Michael points out, Copal, and other view camera shutters are simple switch closures, and involve no voltage of any kind. This configuration worked very well.

I'm not sure where we acquired the cable, but I have used Paramount before, and they will surely be able to supply one with necessary fittings.

Regards,

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
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cdlind Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2010Sat 23-Mar-13 02:03 AM
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#3. "RE: SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"
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Thank you for the Paramount lead. I will be contacting them or B&H for the cable(s).
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cdlind Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2010Sat 23-Mar-13 02:13 AM
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#4. "RE: SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"
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Thank you for your quick reply. I will be check out B&H or have Paramount price out a custom cord. I have an F100 and a D300 and its nice challenge to have to think and do everything correctly and in proper sequence (black slide removal, close shutter after focus, etc).
Dave

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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his generous suppport to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Sat 23-Mar-13 02:23 AM
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#5. "RE: SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"
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Boston Area, US
          

... not to mention remembering how to load the film. At about $6 a shot, not remembering where the notches go can be an expensive mistake!

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Arthur Laurent Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2006Tue 26-Mar-13 11:43 AM
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#6. "RE: SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"
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Tue 26-Mar-13 11:44 AM by Arthur Laurent

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>... not to mention remembering how to load the film. At about $6 a shot, not remembering where the notches go can be an expensive mistake!

Buy your Tri-X 320 (what other film wouuld ylou load in a Graflex?) in 100-sheet boxes, and it costs about $1.60 per image.

And another big thumbs-up for Paramount Cords.

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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his generous suppport to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Tue 26-Mar-13 05:17 PM
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#7. "RE: SB800 flash on 4x5 Graflex"
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Boston Area, US
          

$1.60 buys a sheet of B&W film, true, but if you don't discover your error before paying for processing...

I did just that the first time I shot Delta 100. Fortunately I only killed 2 sheets.

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