View Full Version : What type Synchro-Compur shutter is used with a Schneider SA 90/8?

Rafil Kroll-Zaidi
2-Sep-2004, 11:48
Hi. I've searched for this but have been unable to find it. I have a Schneider Super-Angulon 90/8 coming to me through the mail and I need to use it as soon as possible once it arrives. To prepare, I am making a lensboard for it. But I cannot figure out what size hole I need for the shutter; all I know is that it is a Synchro-Compur. If somebody could tell me what size hole the shutter requires (00, 0, 1, 2...), I could cross-reference that with a table of shutter diameters. Or you could just tell me the size straight off!



Dan Fromm
2-Sep-2004, 12:25


Tony Galt
2-Sep-2004, 12:37
Probably you should wait for it to come, or contact whoever sold it to you. If it is a newer Super Angulon it is probably a "0." If it is an older one it may be a "00," which means a smaller hole. Unfortunately "00" lensboards don't seem to come pre-drilled, but it sounds as though you are making one from scratch anyway. I have one of the older "00" Super Angulons.

Melchi M. Michel
2-Sep-2004, 22:55
If it's in a synchro-compur shutter, it is almost certainly a #00 shutter. If front element is mounted in a chrome barrel, then it is absolutely a #00. If you are worried either way, you can get a #0 shutter and order an adapter from steve grimes for about $30. That way, if you decide to get a recessed board or something, you don't have to get one specially machined.

Rafil Kroll-Zaidi
2-Sep-2004, 23:51
This is the information I got from the seller:

"I have been told that this is a #0 Compur Rapid but I do not have my own charts."

and then:

"The threads are about 32mm so this is not the same as a Copal #0." I don't know if he meant "not the same as a Compur #0."

So does that clarify anything? As far as I am aware, the #0 Synchro-Compur is supposed to be 32.5mm, so... maybe that is what it is?

And here is a photo of the lens/shutter itself:


3-Sep-2004, 04:59

Take a look at my website www.schoditsch.com Choose "infos-reviews-articles" and download "Verschlussdaten für Fachobjektive – pdf download (32KB)". You´ll find all shutter specs (compur, copal, ...) in it incl. lens board drill diameters and more. Hope this helps you.


Bob Fowler
3-Sep-2004, 06:31
That has to be a size 0 shutter, a size 00 would need a 25mm mounting hole. My guess is that the guy who measured 32mm wasn't using a caliper, but rather he eyeballed it with a ruler.

Lloyd Lim
4-Sep-2004, 00:50
If it is a 00, you can make a very cheap adapter for it for a "0" lensboard, by cutting out the center of the shell of a computer 3.5" floppy disk. I'm sure you can find one lying around somewhere :)