Schneider 72mm XL fits Linhof/Wista recessed board? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

The lens front is 100mm. The board is 96x99mm. They probably won't fit each other, is it correct? BTW have you visited Arch in St Louis? Any WA lens/field camera can do the job under this extreme condition, when you are so close to such a tall guy?

-- Aaron Rocky (, February 07, 2001


001016 lens board

-- Bob Salomon (, February 07, 2001.

It should work. The rear element is the one you have to worry about,if it will fit through the front standard opening. For example I have a 360mm tele arton with a 97mm front element and it has room to spare on a linhof technica V. However test this first or make sure you can return the lens.

-- john (, February 07, 2001.

Hi Bob, that's the board I'm talking about. Another thing worries me is if there is enough room to let you finger in to adjust the shutter speed and f stop.

-- Aaron Rocky (, February 07, 2001.


The rear lens unit (with a 75 mm diameter), with its cap off, will clear the standard front mount openning. These are the things you need to adjust shutter speed and aperture ring: long-nose pliers, dental mirror, and flashlight. It's a great lens! :-)

-- Geoffrey Chen (DB45TEK@AOL.COM), February 07, 2001.

It is the same board and shutter the 150 uses. No problem with fingers unless they are huge.

-- Bob Salomon (, February 07, 2001.


Does "the 150" (XL) use a Copal #1 Shutter? Here's the board:

-- Geoffrey Chen (DB45TEK@AOL.COM), February 07, 2001.

I don't know why one would use the 150XL on a Technika and there is no recessed board for a 1 shutter for the Technika.

The Apso Sironar S is the best optic that can be used on the Technika in 150

-- Bob Salomon (, February 07, 2001.

I'm with Geoffrey on the ergonomic aspects of using Copal 0 based lenses on recessed Linhof lensboards. I don't use needle nose pliers, but I will use a pen or something else to push the aperture lever and cock the shutter. You may also have trouble easily attaching a flash sync cord without modification as there may not be enough clearance depending on which particular recessed board your using. The small flashlight idea is a good one. Also, a Copal Press shutter won't fit. The 72XL is a great lens. It can take you where others can't.

-- Larry Huppert (, February 07, 2001.

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