What is a Copal Press Lens Shutter "Leica"?

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This item is mentioned in an online catalog, but with no further details. It is cheaper than an ordinary shutter, so would this be a simplified version of the shutter, without diaphragm and with special 39 mm thread to allow the use of enlarger lenses with this Leica thread? Would the "Press" design by good for macro work? Thanks for any input!

-- Paul Schilliger (pschilliger@smile.ch), June 05, 2000


It sounds like a special MP4 (Polaroid copy stand camera) shutter. I think you can still buy this from B&H and Adorama. I came across it when looking for a Copal shutter at both companies' sites. Do a catalog search at their websites and I think you'll one out.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com & http://www.adoramacamera.com

-- K H Tan (kahheng@pacific.net.sg), June 08, 2000.

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