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    6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    Has anyone come up with a good solution for a rear cap for the 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor? I recently picked one up that is missing its rear cap. There's not much barrel for a cap to slide onto as it's mounted in an Ilex No. 3. Perhaps a screw in cap could work.

    I seem to recall this is an ongoing problem.

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    When I had that lens I had Grimes make caps for it. They were able to make a slip-on cap for the rear. And although there wasn't a lot for it to hold on to, it worked very well. I had no issues with it coming off.

    It was the front where we had to use a threaded screw-in cap.

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    A generic plastic cap(size 38mm) fits perfectly on the rear cell of my (#776.735) 6 1/2" WA Dagor in Ilex #3 . Why spend a small fortune for a custom cap when it's not necessary. Spend the extra on film or chemistry.

    I think the tougher cell to cover with WA Dagor is The front . My Ilex #3 WA Dagor front cell mounts nearly flush w/ the shutter face making it nearly impossible to fit w/ a press on cap. Usually needing a screw in cap. But the rear has plenty of barrel to use a press fit.

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    Whatever works...

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    Great. Thanks for those tips. (Hoping to avoid sending the lens off to SK Grimes for a custom cap.) Is that a slip on or clip on 38mm cap?

    The lens came to me with an older aluminum screw on front cap.

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    It's a 38mm 'slip on" cap.

    Funny. Mine came with the same aluminum screw on front cap.This could have been factory.
    I've seen many WA Dagors in the same shutter and serial # range with this aluminum screw on front cap.

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    Thanks.

    Mine's 770833.

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    Interestingly enough the 38mm Schneider slip on cap I bought was a bit too big. Something like 36mm probably would have been perfect. A bit of gaffer's tape around the inside of the cap did the trick to snug up the fit.

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    Re: 6.5 inch Wide Angle Dagor Rear Cap Solution

    you could add a little velvet cloth to the cap and it just might stay on it :
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    Whats in back of you is the past and whats in front of you is the future now in the middle you have choices to make for yourself:

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