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    Question Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    I've recently bought a De Vere 504. I've just purchased the Nikkor EL 150mm f5.6 enlarger lens to print 4x5 negs. For the 504, I have a 39mm threaded lens circular mount fitting, and what looks to be a 49mm one, too.

    I know the Nikkor 150mm lens is a 53mm diameter thread. So, my question is:

    How do I get the Nikkor enlarger lens onto the 504? Will I need a different lens mount altogether, or, is there an adapter ring of some sort for the 49mm mount I have already?

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    Since DeVere boards came threaded for leica (39mm) threads, you can either have the correct threads cut onto a blank DeVere board, or use a board with an oversize hole with a lock nut. The board page from the DV catalog is shown below.

    There was one of the raised boards shown below at auction pretty reasonably priced incl shipping, with a 41 mm hole cut on it. You could do either of the above with this board. The board in the photo below has a 240 Apo-Rod mounted on it. I prefer these raised inverted boards over the flat panel board shown on right, but either will work with your lens. Had you bought a 135 Rodagon, it would screw directly on your board with the Leica threads. If interested in the raised board, PM me and I'll give you the URL for it.

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    Ah, great. Thanks for the info and the catalog pic. I've got a 49mm board, but will buy a 53mm board I know is available, without a thread. I can get a retaining ring made to 53mm for the other side, to hold the lens in tight.

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    Or you could enlarge the hole in your 49 board........

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    I guess so. I'm guessing it'll be easier than making a retaining ring to size.

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    My 150 Nikkor has a 39mm thread. Are you sure there's not an adapter already on the lens? Mine is an El_Nikkor 150mm, serial number 600102. It's possible, of course, that you have a different vintage lens, or that Nikon made versions with different thread sizes.
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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    The 39mm adapter was not present. So, it'll have to be 53mm.

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    The adapter to 39mm thread was once available as a separate part from Nikon; it might still be available new.

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    The older 150 had a 53 mm thread and the mounting flange is available from Nikon - if you get hold of the right tech.

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    Re: Correct lens panel for Nikon EL 150mm in De Vere 504

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Walden View Post
    The older 150 had a 53 mm thread and the mounting flange is available from Nikon - if you get hold of the right tech.
    I've had a good look around, but to no avail. I'll keep looking but I may be able to get a retaining ring made to fit it into a 53mm threadless panel.

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