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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    You could make a small lens board from cardboard or thin hobby plywood and then use some black silicone sealant or caulking (or just several layers of black tape) to temporarily glue it to your technika lens board with the larger hole.

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    Enlarge the opening in a Copal 1 or 0 Technica board.
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...Technica-Board

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    Matboard has worked fine for me in the past. Now, I usually buy a piece of 2mm plywood (for model construction) and have it cut to size at the hardware store. I stain the wood to match my Tachihara and cut the hole with a coping saw. Of course, my Tachihara doesn't need the notches at the bottom of the Technika lensboard...

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    Cardboard + Gaffer's tape + sharp blade.

    And Gaffer's tape is basically black duct tape.

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    I've made several temporary lens boards for my Cambo SCX out of foam core, which I spray-painted flat black. I just traced the outline of my one "real" lens board and cut it out with an X-acto knife, then did the same for the lens mounting hole. They worked but the edges didn't hold up well over repeated lens changes. I'm going to make a set out of hobby plywood next.

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    In the past I've used aluminium sheet to make Linhof fit lens boards, it's easy to work with and I just prime and paint matt black using sray paints from an auto store. One or two of these have been in use for over 25 years with no issues.

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    I went to the local sign shop to have a copy made of a Meopta Magnola lensboard. Nice, precise work for 28,-- Euros. Mine is aluminium, but brass would be an option.

    Christoph

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    I used for 20 days a lensboard made of a CD cover , cut and covered both sides with 240gr - 300gr black cardboard. It fit perfectly and you donīt need to paint it. I was taking shots each day and some nights in New York city walking a lot with the camera mounted on the tripod, the lens on the camera, all on my shoulder.
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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    Heliar lenses are very heavy. Are you sure cardboard will hold it? I wouldn't trust it.

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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    Actually I've mounted a 210mm Heliar on the lensboard. Is not only cardboard. I described before: A CD plastic cover cut as needed size and two back cardboard - one in each side. You can be shure is the cheapest way and although not strongest - a very good option for several months of use.
    Philippians 4:8

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