View Full Version : Me and my adapter for my 9X12 Ernemman

11-20-2008, 05:57 PM
I purchased an Ernermann 9X12 camera in perfect condition with 3 plates for only 20$, since I could not find 9X12 film, a decided to build an adapter, today I finished building the adapter for my 9X12, and now it is ready...it takes standard backs ant works fine, the wooden work could be better, maybe in the futiure I will build it better. ;) I am thinking to replase the old Anastigmat 135mm f6.8 to the better Yamasaki C-CONGO 1:6.3 f=150 , it is in very good condition and I think it will fitt the camera and it is much better IMHO ...what do u think?
more pic u can see here :

thank u all
Mark Yashaev
Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/8_1783.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/8_1783.jpg)

11-20-2008, 06:43 PM
welcome to the forum !!! :)

I wish I could actualy see the pics you've linked to but it looks like an interesting camera mod
I quite like older lenses but I guess the practical issue would be what are the shutters like?
the congo would probably be a "better" lens and I'm guessing have a more recent/ more reliable shutter
but perhaps the original lens would be a little more "interesting" if it has more aberrations and vignetting

Tom Persinger
11-21-2008, 07:21 AM
Hi mark-
Welcome to F295! interesting adaptation work here. Thanks for sharing!

Feel free to post a few of your images in the appropriate forum section (i'm with 'drew, it'd be great to see some of them!)


11-21-2008, 03:52 PM
OK, so I'm registered at APUG and I can see your pics now !!!

looks like a neat little project :)

almost makes me want to try it myself... or at least nick some ideas ;)

tell me: how is the film holder secured into the mount???

also: how are you focusing?
Is the mount made to fit at the old film plane, or are you using a film holder with a ground glass mounted in it, or something else???

PS I realy like the portrait in the background :)

11-22-2008, 01:16 PM
here r some more pic, i am yet to build a focusing glass...but I did tryed to shoot polaroid and it looks good! I did shoot some negatives...and waiting to develop it. I am fialing that for more practical job i must replece the old lens :(
the mount isnt made to fit at the old film plane but it doesnt have to fit at the old film plane...focusing is no problen to infnty an close ups.

ps. Thanks, I like the portrate to. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dsc00191_6750.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dsc00191_6750.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dsc00193_8944.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dsc00193_8944.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dsc00194_3693.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/dsc00194_3693.jpg)

11-22-2008, 05:15 PM
interesting idea for securing the film holders... I haven't seen that one before !!!

11-22-2008, 06:35 PM
pic. i took with the new back. there is a broun cast at the left side of the frame...any ideas what it can be?

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/ernemann_1424.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/ernemann_1424.jpg)

11-23-2008, 12:47 AM
hard to tell on a small image...

may be a minor light leak ???