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02-02-2015, 03:01 AM   #1
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Horseman 6x9 back 451

I have just been given a Horseman 6x9 back (451) by a friend. It's on the way from Ontario. Will this fit my Linhof Kardan, or can it be modified to do so? If not, I'm actually thinking of picking up a used 4x5 just to use it.


02-02-2015, 03:20 PM   #2
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Both the Horseman 6x9 back (451) & Linhof Kardan follow the International Standard Graflok back set up, so you should be good to go when you receive it.

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Thanks for your reply. The back arrived and it fits, and I'm good to go as you said. Thanks a lot.

If I might, I'd like to pester you with one more question. My Linhof Color Kardan is a very nice field camera. Operating on your advice that the international back is universal, I picked up a spare Color Kardan body with perfect bellows and almost perfect cosmetics for $150. I doubt I could replace the bellows for that.

However, it does not have a rotating back. Although a Technika back would be ideal, should any international back fit or be easily modified to fit? I'm pretty sure that would be a lot easier to find and a lot cheaper than getting a Technika back. If so, what would be the best one, and what do have at the store?

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Your back should come off with clips on the edges of the body. You would switch from horizontal to vertical by un-clipping and reattaching the back on your particular camera body.



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