View Full Version : Front-Mounting A Packard - Easy!

Josh Wand
28-Apr-2000, 23:00
I discovered the coolest little trick today. I have a large (almost 4" diameter) 30cm tele lens in barrel. This means I can't mount my Packard behind the lens ( protrusion behind lens board). I had in mind all sorts of strange contraptions t o mount the Packard (a 7" model) in front of the camera but behind the lens, but I tripped upon a much simpler solution today.

1) Get a box of 4x5 Polaroid film. 2) Take the film out. Shoot it. The box should now be empty. 3) Trace the outline of the front of the lens on one side of the box. Cut out th is circle with an X-Acto knife. You don't need to be precise, but err on the sma ller side than the larger; it's easier to correct later. The box should fit snug ly over the front of your lens. 4) Open the Packard. Trace the outline of the circle on the other side of the bo x and cut it out. 5) Mount the Packard on the side of the box you just cut out, pistons forward. 6) Slip the whole contraption over the front of your lens. Secure with tape to t he front standard if necessary.

Now you have a front-mounted Packard!

29-Apr-2000, 07:50
See, tripping is good. Everyone should do it occasionally!