we were hoping for the return of either 4x5 Polaroid or Fuji FP Instant
film. This seems to be over. The biggest Instant film availabe is Fuji
Instax Wide. So there were many DIY solutions for Instax Wide backs and
some professionals found good solutions as well. The Lomo Belair Manual
Instax back was a good basis, but is no longer made. So we all waited for
a Standard Graflok Instax Back, motorized if possible. Finally Lomography
launched a Kickstarter campaign for such a back and a year later the first
backs were delivered. To have room for a darkslide, the back was raised.
of raising it is that you need a raised calibration mask to put under your
ground glass for focussing. So
the back has a corresponding mask.
Mask, back and a bit of information. No manual. You have to download the
manual from their site.
The raised focussing mask to put under your ground glass.
back. To be attached via graflok sliders or to be put under your ground
glass if you can raise the glass for more than 5cm.
Darkslide lock which switches the back ON when unlocked. Ejection button,
one push starts a whole ejection cycle.
Darkslide pulled half way.
Battery compartment, takes 4 AA batteries.
The back seems to be built with parts from the Lomo Wide camera.
Raised mask under the ground glass of a Super Technika.
Back attached to a Super Technika. Not enough room to slide it under the
Seen from the left side.
First photo, not scanned yet, so there are reflections. View from my
Cologne bedroom over the roofs of the city. The tips of of the towers of
our cathedral are just visible to the right. F32, 1/125s.
Interior photo, taken in my living room. F8, 1/10s
The back is easy to use, it fits well to a standard Graflok back. Build
quality is fine. The darklide lock is a good idea. On a Technika the tabs
for the Graflok sliders may hit the ejecting photo. So it's better to take
the back off for ejection. This is the finally a motorized Graflok Instant
back. I'm pleased as punch...