DIY 4×5 Film Backs Are Apparently Easier to Make Than We Think

One of the users over at FilmWasters Forum has created an awesome 4×5 film back. According to user Damland, it’s easier to do than we think. Damland used bass wood, a knife, ruler, and fast drying wood workers glue. The photos in the lower section of the photo below were shot with the camera back, and exposed on Ilford direct positive paper; which can be tough to work with to begin. Ilford paper is very popular for this type of stuff, and I’ve interviewed another photographer that used it as well when I worked for B&H Photo.

Of course, this can’t always be done by everyone. It needs very careful analyzing and ensuring that the back is light sealed with no issues at all.

Check out more over at FilmWasters Forum.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.