ilex general shutter - is it good? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

i am about to purchase a lens mounted in an ilex general shutter. are these shutters reliable? thanks in advance! - john

-- john nanian (, June 23, 2001


John: The old Ilex shutters were pretty reliable. They were built for professional use, so they hold up well.


-- Doug Paramore (, June 23, 2001.

Steve Grimes has a page on Ilex shutters on his web site (

-- Chris Patti (, June 23, 2001.

If you go to the front page of this LF site there is an article about shutters. The Ilex isnt bad but the Wollensak shutters were a little better made

-- Wayne (, June 23, 2001.

Grimes warns against the dial set Ilex shutters. The rim set shutters are fine, but not as accurate as modern shutters in general. I have two lenses in recently serviced Ilex shutters and don't have any problems with them.

-- David Goldfarb (, June 23, 2001.

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