older shuttersgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I want to get an Ektar 203mm lens.And i found two,one in graphic synchro-compur,the other in supermatic.Is there any preference one over another?More importantly,i want to use it on my Arca,what size of lens board should I get?Thanks.
-- tao wu (email@example.com), February 24, 2000
Hi : The Synchro compur is the more preferable as you can still get them repaired , relatively easily. To determine whether it is an 0 or 1 size , measure the diameter of the locking thread and if it is 1.36 inch it is an 0 if it is 1.64 inch it is a 1. Yours Robert White
-- Robert White (Robert@robertwhite.co.uk), February 25, 2000.
I'm no expert, but somewhere I have read that the Kodak Supermatic shutter is a very good shutter. If my memory is correct, it may been have recommend over all other shutters. As far as getting it repaired, that I don't know about. The Ektar 203 is a very tiny lens. I would like to get one myself.
-- Mark Schumann (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2000.