ADAPTER FOR CROWN GRAPHIC LENS ON TECHNIKA? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Is/was there an adapter allowing use of my Crown Graphic lenses (mounted on 4x5 Pacemaker Graphic boards) on cameras which take the current Technika boards? TIA

-- Bill Mitchell (, April 12, 2002


Since I use Pacemaker boards, I keep an eye open for adaptors related to these boards. I've never seen a Pacemaker/Technika adaptor lensboard. That's not to say they don't exist, but if so, they're rare. For one thing, the size of these boards are enough the same, that it seems unlikely that one would exist.

You might check with S.J.Grimes to see what he might be able to put together.

-- neil poulsen (, April 12, 2002.

Graphic and Technika boards are too close in size for an adapter to fit. Best idea- get Technika-style boards that sre drilled to fit the shutters you have; buy a spanner wrench from as mentioned above; and change 'em yourself. Not the cheapest, and not really suitable in the field, but it will work just fine.

-- Mark Sampson (, April 12, 2002.

Although it may be difficult to make an adapter Graphic to Linhof, there were actually adapters made in the other direction, that is, for mounting Linhof plates on Graphic cameras. I saw a photo of this in the instruction booklet for the Toyo Super Graphic.

-- Emil Ems (, April 13, 2002.

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