Direct fit in an Ilex/Acme #3 shutter? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Does anyone know of any 10-14 barrel/process lenses that are a direct fit (i.e. just screw in - no machining necessary) in an Ilex/Acme #3 shutter? Ive seen 12 Artars mounted in these shutter, but Im not sure if theyre a direct fit from the barrel.

-- sheldon hambrick (, November 27, 2000


Isn't this a rather risky method of choosing a lens?

And after a lens is mounted how will you properly calibrate the aperture scale?

-- Bob Salomon (, January 06, 2001.

"Isn't this a rather risky method of choosing a lens?"

Not if you know Steve Grimes it ain't!

"And after a lens is mounted how will you properly calibrate the aperture scale?"


-- Sean yates (, January 06, 2001.

He asked about a direct fit. If he didn;t want a direct fit then he wouldn't need a repairman.

-- Bob Salomon (, January 06, 2001.

Grimes is well know for more than repair. Somehow labeling him a "repairman" seems less than complimentary.

-- Sean yates (, January 07, 2001.

Sorry I have none Steve since he ran the repair department at E Phillip Levine.

He does what we consider all competant mecanical camera repair people should be able do do. Fine mechanics.

Steve does an excellent job. But there are many other Fine mechanics in the photo industry who also do the same job.

Many don't want or have the time to do all the custom work that Steve does however.

Actually I know one whose final exam at the factory he was trained in included turning a hunk of glass into a saleable lens to be installed in a upper scale camera.

Generically all of them are referred to as Repaimen or Service men.

What would you suggest as a title?

Fine mechanic could just as easily be a wathe maker, typewriter repairman, etc.

-- Bob Salomon (, January 07, 2001.

Repairman conjurs up images of Gordon Jump in his Maytag suit

-- Seam yates (, January 07, 2001.

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