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I have a classic lens in a #4 compound shutter. Is there any way to use it on a camera with a small (Wista) lens board?

-- Arthur Gottschalk (, December 10, 2001


Yes there is a way Richard Ritter did one for me and it works great. I was able to keep all my lens on small boards and still be able to use them on my 8 x 10. The other thing he did for me was to put the lens on an extion so I was able to use a 300 mm lens on Wista and still have some bellows movement.

-- Todd Katz (, December 10, 2001.

So long as the lens itself isn't physically wider than the lensboard, I would think you could do it by adding a spacer ring between the flange and the board, so the shutter will clear the lensboard frame when mounted to the camera.

-- David Goldfarb (, December 10, 2001.

This can be done by making an extension tube that threads into the lensboard and stands the shutter out a half inch or so from the lensboard. The tube is smaller in diameter than the outside of the intended mount flange. I have been able to fit #5 Ilex shutters to Technika type lensboards using this method. It costs $75.00 to $100.00 plus the price of the lensboard. SKG

-- Steve Grimes (, December 10, 2001.

Thanks for your answer Steve. It gives me some hope to be able to mount my Kodak/Nagel lenses (which are mounted on #1 Compur shutters) on Century lensboards. Possible? Thanks, Ken

-- Ken Woodard (, December 10, 2001.

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