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    Question #00 to #0 adapter

    Recently I bought a 65mm f8 Super Angulon that came in a #00 synchro-compur that I want to use on my 4x5 Cambo SC.

    I have been keepeing an eye on the auction site, but finding a #00 recessed board is not going to be easy and I'm willing to spend too much for a new one either.

    Yesterday I came upon this thing:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lens-Retaining-R...ht_2875wt_1141


    it's supposed to allow the #00 shutter fit a #0 board.

    Has anyone here tried this thing before? Thank you for your replies.

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    I've never seen one before, but it should work. I've done similar in the past on a barrel lens with a really big retaining ring for a hole that didn't quite match the lens.

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    It's merely a retaining ring with an extra wide flange.

    An easy solution to your problem.

    The price is right.

    Try it.

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    SK Grimes has been making this adapter for years. This is a Chinese copy. The SK Grimes version works fine.

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    your Compur 00 may not have the same mounting thread as the Copal 00 (the auction item).

    I suggest you order one from SK Grimes at www.skgrimes.com

    Then you know it will be right.

    - Leigh

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    AFIK, Copal does not make a "00" size shutter.

    The retaining ring on eBay is designed to adapt a "00" shutter to fit a lens board that has an opening for a Copal 0 shutter.

    Grimes stuff is very expensive.

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Roody View Post
    SK Grimes has been making this adapter for years. This is a Chinese copy. The SK Grimes version works fine.
    A Chinese copy is likely to work just as well as an American copy of a German original.
    Compur-Werke used to make these when they were still making 00 shutters.

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    Grimes gets $60 for an adapter that will do this. It works fine. The one on ebay probably does, too, but if it doesn't there is no likely recourse. For under twenty bucks, it might be worth the risk.

    The Grimes version is a ring that screws onto a Compur 00 that provides the resulting combination with standard No. 0 threads. It comes with the No. 0 retaining ring.

    The Grimes version is black--this one will have to be painted.

    Rick "who bought one within the last year" Denney

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    Rick,

    The one on eBay is also black.

    Scroll down to see a picture.

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    Re: #00 to #0 adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Gem Singer View Post
    Rick,

    The one on eBay is also black.

    Scroll down to see a picture.
    Sure enough!

    Rick "who glanced at the first picture only" Denney

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