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Thread: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

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    Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    On my Linhof Master Technika I have a Schneider Apo-Symmar 120 L lens and the camera will fold/close with the lens mounted (on the camera). I'm wondering (just for kicks): what other lenses, old or new, would not have to be removed when closing the camera.

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    These are the ones I know from experience will fit:

    150 Apo Sironar S
    135 Apo Sironar S
    135 Apo Symmar
    300 Apo Ronar

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    Thanks Noah.

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    But with some of these the camera will only close when the 001015 Comfort recessed board is used.

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    I had a Linhof-mounted 135/3.5 Xenotar that would fit but it was mounted to a special slightly recessed board that worked quite nicely. There was little room to spare.

    I think anything in a Copal 0 that is smaller than a 150 Symmar will fit, I think the 58mm filter threaded barrels are the max, you can control the depth somewhat with the amount of recess in the lens board. In general they have to be smaller lenses.

    A 90/6.8 Angulon definitely fits. I also had a 210/6.8 Rodenstock Geronar in a Copal 1 that fit but I think I used a slightly recessed board, I can't remember, it was ten years ago.

    Some of the lensboards that are odd-sized are more expensive than the lenses ;-p I only use one lens in principal but I buy extra recessed lensboards in odd sizes whenever I see them cheap just in case.

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    The bed of a Technika has a hole in the tracks when they are in the closed position. The front of the lens must be able to fit in that hole in the tracks for the lens to be able to stay on the camera when it is closed. It is that hole that determines the maximum diameter of the lens that will fit when closed.

    Today Linhof makes 3 different depth recessed Technika 45 lensboards. One of them, usually the 12mm 001015 Comfort board, will be required with the 150mm.

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    Actually all of the lenses I mentioned fit just fine on flat boards into my MT2000 when it is closed.

    I think with the 135 and 150 Apo Sironar S the front cap needs to be removed, but a filter can be left in place.

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    Thank you all.
    I should not have asked - now my gears are in full motion: I sure would like a 135mm.

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    Or a 150...

    The 135 is probably my single favorite focal length, but even the Apo-Sironar-S is a bit short on image circle sometimes (depending on what you shoot, of course). Since you already have a 120 maybe a 150 would be a good idea...

    I got back and forth about the value of lenses folding into cameras. It's nice, but then again if it's not your most-used lens, taking the lens off actually adds a step to your setup process. I shoot the majority of my photographs with a large 115 Grandagon, and there's no way that monster will fit into the camera!

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    Re: Lenses for Linhof Technika that can stay on when camera is closed.

    I store a Rodenstock Sironar-N 150mm on my MT.

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