Lens Mounting

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Hopefully this is not too stupid of a question. I've been dabbling a little in large format photography over the past few months, just getting started, really. I've been using an old B&J. Kinda rickety, but it works. I just bought a Toyo outfit, and I want to transfer the lens over to it. It's a relatively new Nikkor in a Modern Copal #3 shutter. This worked fine on the thicker B&J lensboard, but the Toyo boards are thinner aluminum, so the retaining ring won't grip it tightly. What's the usual fix for this? Thanx in advance, folks!

-- Brad Daniels (zone3@pdnt.com), October 23, 2001


i think that you need a sort of ring (spacer) that comes usually with the copal 3, i don't know if it's available on it's one. Try to contact Steve Grimes 401.762.0857 or http://www.skgrimes.com good luck !

-- dg (sacripant@online.fr), October 23, 2001.

Interpose a piece of basswood as a spacer. You can get the basswood at hobby supply stores. It's available in thicknesses like 1/16th, 3/32, etc. Just look at the gap you're dealing w/ and guess a little large as to what you need. Also pick up some flat black model paint. Just drill the size hole you need in the basswood, paint the wood black, and place your dandy new spacer on the back of the lensboard -- between that and the retaining ring. Tighten. Or do something like the above. A piece of black mount board would probably work. -jeff buckels (albuquerque)

-- Jeff Buckels (jeffbuck@swcp.com), October 23, 2001.

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