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    Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    I recently acquired an older Copal-No.3 shutter and wonder if anyone here could suggest any lenses suitable for portraits that would fit it. Thank you.

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    Someone is/was selling 240mm Nikon cells here, great for portraits.

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    Thank you for the reply Ian... I'll try searching for the post.

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    If it's the old "colorful" copal 3 those cells won't fit. The oldest Copal 3 shutters have the same dimensions as the newer 3S.

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    I'd suggest you check the thread sizes Karl's right there are variations. I can't find where I saw the 240mm cells but remember posting they fit a Copal 3 as I had mine in front of me at the time.

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    Those Nikkor W 240mm cells will fit a regular newish Copal 3, not the 3S or the older colorful Copal 3 (which I love with red, yellow and blue. So cheerful.)

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    I have some Fuji 250mm SF which will fit as well as some very beatup Chinese made 210mm F4.5 tessar style lens. Let me know if you are interested, small money.

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    This really depends what format you're shooting, no one seems to be asking what your size is...?

    4x5, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14? 20x24? Let us know that.

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    Also, what type of portraits... what style/effect are you looking for? Full-length, head-and-shoulders, face only?

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    Re: Lenses for older Copal-No.3 shutter

    Thank you for your helpful replies everyone! It's much appreciated!

    IanG It's a shame the 240mm Nikkor cells won't fit, I've heard it's quite a good lens!

    karl french Yes it is the older colorful Copal 3 and I agree I love the look of it too! In fact can't wait to use it!

    Koh303 Thanks for the offer, but I'm not looking for a soft focus lens at the moment.

    StoneNYC I mostly use 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10... so a lens that could be used across two or three of these formats would be great.

    Old-N-Feeble I generally like to shoot head-and-shoulders, and very rarely face only. I'm looking for a reasonably sharp lens, but one that is not too harsh or contrasty.

    Thanks again!

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