hey guys(and gals ),
I'm wondering if a 19" RD Artar will be able to mount into a Copal #1 shutter, even if it loses a stop or two.
my main two concerns regarding this is:
1. To save space. Since Copal 3 shutters are kinda big(especially seeing that I'm using Technika boards w/ an adapter plate on my 8X10), I'd like to keep the lenses smaller, to take up less room in my backpack(Kelty Redwing). My Graphic-Kowa is in a #1 sized shutter, and hopefully I can fit this lens into one as well? I might just get the Fuji-C 450mm if it can't. I owned one before, and loved it. Stupid me, I sold it...
2. Loss of coverage? By using a smaller shutter, would this affect the covering power of the lens, even when "wide open"? Just wondering. I'm not optical expert here, but having just sold my 450mm Nikkor-M(which was a great lens btw), but I know most people have the 19" RDA mounted in a Copal #3, or an Ilex #4/5.
Just wondering. Also, SKGrimes I know can do the work, I've used them before. They do great work. However, is there anyone here on the site that could/would do it cheaper by chance? I'm able to operate an 3-axis mill, but precision turning/threading scares the sh!t out of me . I don't need to have the SKG logo emblazened on my stuff, just have it done accurately and precisely. I'd supply the Copal #1/(or 3 if a #1 won't work) and such...