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10-Dec-2001, 11:09
I have a classic lens in a #4 compound shutter. Is there any way to use it on a camera with a small (Wista) lens board?

Todd Katz
10-Dec-2001, 13:31
Yes there is a way Richard Ritter www.lg4mat.net did one for me and it works great. I was able to keep all my lens on small boards and still be able to use them on my 8 x 10. The other thing he did for me was to put the lens on an extion so I was able to use a 300 mm lens on Wista and still have some bellows movement.

David A. Goldfarb
10-Dec-2001, 14:10
So long as the lens itself isn't physically wider than the lensboard, I would think you could do it by adding a spacer ring between the flange and the board, so the shutter will clear the lensboard frame when mounted to the camera.

Steve Grimes.
10-Dec-2001, 17:11
This can be done by making an extension tube that threads into the lensboard and stands the shutter out a half inch or so from the lensboard. The tube is smaller in diameter than the outside of the intended mount flange. I have been able to fit #5 Ilex shutters to Technika type lensboards using this method. It costs $75.00 to $100.00 plus the price of the lensboard. SKG

Ken Woodard
10-Dec-2001, 22:03
Thanks for your answer Steve. It gives me some hope to be able to mount my Kodak/Nagel lenses (which are mounted on #1 Compur shutters) on Century lensboards. Possible? Thanks, Ken