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    Lens board for 4x5 graphic view II?

    Hi, I currently own a graphic view II and am planing on purchasing a Tessar 210mm f/4.5 lens. I know the graphic view II needs a 4x4 lensboard, so I was wondering where could I find a lens board that will fit my camera and the lens, I'm not sure what the diameter is unfortunately. For this would I need to contact someone online or KEH to create a custom lens board to fit my camera and the lens?

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    Re: Lens board for 4x5 graphic view II?

    http://www.skgrimes.com/products/lens-boards/graphic These boards are often offered on eBay and KEH sometimes has them. www.mpex.com sometimes has them too. Calumet CC-40x cameras also use a 4"x4" board. I don't believe that they'll fit a GV, no longer have my CC-401 so can't check.

    As for the lens, is it in shutter? If not, you can't use it easily.

    If the lens is in shutter, a plain ordinary GV board can be drilled to accept the shutter.

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    Re: Lens board for 4x5 graphic view II?

    No the Calumet won't fit unfortunately. The ones for skygrimes look great, I tried searching there earlier but couldn't find the GV ones.
    Yes it is in shutter, but I haven't been able to find any GV boards without already being attached to the camera. I'll go with skygrimes and mpex probably, thank you so much!

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    Re: Lens board for 4x5 graphic view II?

    The GVII uses the standard 4" square #5 board that was also used in the Anniversary SG, many Burke & James press and view cameras, later MPP cameras, and many others.

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    Re: Lens board for 4x5 graphic view II?

    Cut one of of Masonite. Works as well as metal.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: Lens board for 4x5 graphic view II?

    I make my own with a tablesaw. If you don't have one, take some really thin plywood (or masonite) and your camera to a friend with a tablesaw and in 15 minutes tops you will have a lensboard or several.

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    Re: Lens board for 4x5 graphic view II?

    Thanks for all the suggestions!

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