For years, I photographed with the "good" modern lenses --- and decorated my office with the old brass barreled "clunkers". Now, I'm learning from you guys how great these old lenses can be. I've got an appropriate sized packard shutter - and enough of the old lenses to keep me playing for months. I also have a nice iris lens "clamp" , so I can change the lenses easily. What I don't have is a spare lens board for the Kodak Master 8x10 ( my favorite LF "traveling" camera). These boards seem to be scarce - hard to come by -- EXPENSIVE ( when you do find them).
Has anyone come up with a solution to this problem? Like, does another, more readily available board work? Does someone make a new board ( not costing big $$) that fits?
I now have three lens boards - all in use. Two have big, Ilex shutters ( two different sizes) with top notch commercial lenses in them. The third board, I chopped up years ago. I made a very nice adaptor board - to use lenses from my Kodak Master 4x5 on the 8x10.