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    Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    Sorry for the specificity of this question, but I am looking for a Schneider Xenar 6.1/210 or a Schneider Symmar-S 5.6/210 MC for use in a Crown Graphic. I was looking at the data page on the Symmar-S and I see that the overall length (not FL) of the lens is 73mm. Now, I rested a three inch cardboard box on my front standard and everything closed up just fine, but I'm not sure how much of the length of the lens sits in-front-of and how much sits behind the front standard, and I want to be sure that the front cell isn't going to run into the bed when I fold it.

    Could somebody out there save me once again and let me know whether a 210 Symmar-S will close up inside the Crown? They seem to be more widely available second-hand than the 6.1/210 Xenars, but not being able to close the lens up inside the body would definitely be a turn-off for me.

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    I doubt it will fold up with that lens on it, the rear element is quite large. A 210 mm repro claron will fit easily. I'd try it out but I don't have a copal 1 board for my crown.

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    Thanks for the input.

    From the group data sheet Bill provided (missed that one, thanks!), it looks like out of the 73 mm overall length, the rear element (behind the lens board) will take up ~26-27 mm, and the front element and shutter will take up ~46-47mm. I will adjust my cardboard lens when I get home and let you know how things go. Thanks for the input Kevin and the datasheet Bill...

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    That rear element is so big it won't fit through the bellows opening on a Busch "D".

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    There's no way my 210mm Symmar S would fold up into my Speed or Crown Graphics it's a big lens. My 203mm f7.7 Ektar in it's Prontor SVS does easily

    I guess a 210mm f6.1 Xenar should fit closed easily as well as it's a small lens. My Super Graphic will close with an equivalent 163mm or 7.5" f4.5 Ilex Paragon and I'm fairly sure it was the same with the Crown Graphic (it's a Continent away or I'd double check).

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    The Ektar would be a good choice. Getting the body release to fire the shutter might be more complicated than with a Copal "0." If you're not using it that way, or can use a cable release while hand-holding it, no problem.

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Crisp View Post
    The Ektar would be a good choice. Getting the body release to fire the shutter might be more complicated than with a Copal "0." If you're not using it that way, or can use a cable release while hand-holding it, no problem.
    Why an issue with the Ektar ? It fits a Compur/Copal/Prontor #0. Well at least the British (probably Ross) made ones do The Prontor SVS needs a very long throw cable release though

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    I just mounted and cammed a 210mm F5.6 Fujinon W for my 4X5 Crown TRF and was looking at the possibility of making it fold into the case. I did this once for a friend's 180mm F5.6 Nikkor W. The focus track had to be opened up a bit so the front element (58mm) would go through. The Fujinon is bigger (67mm) and would require that quite a lot of material be removed from the tracks. I thought better of the idea before taking other measurements. Not practical.

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    Re: Will a Crown Graphic fold up with a 210mm Symmar-S attached?

    Quote Originally Posted by fecaleagle View Post
    Thanks for the input.

    From the group data sheet Bill provided (missed that one, thanks!), it looks like out of the 73 mm overall length, the rear element (behind the lens board) will take up ~26-27 mm, and the front element and shutter will take up ~46-47mm. I will adjust my cardboard lens when I get home and let you know how things go. Thanks for the input Kevin and the datasheet Bill...
    An old converitble Symmar 210 might fit, it's a bit more compact than the S. They're a bargain, and a better lens than most seem to think.
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