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    Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    So, I recently acquired a couple of lenses. A Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm and 360mm lens and they came with the original mounting flanges however; how would I go about picking up another or two for my other cameras? Are there companies out there that make flanges? A place to get original ones?

    My cameras all take a different size lens board and sure I could just unscrew one off of a lens board and screw it on the next each time I want to switch but would be nice to have a couple extra flanges.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    Grimes, any machine shops, many camera repair shops can help you.

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Grimes, any machine shops, many camera repair shops can help you.

    I just found Grimes site. That may be a good place. We don't have any camera shops around me but do have machine shops. Thanks.

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    You could adapt your various lens boards to accept one common board. For instance, I once had a Crown Graphic and Toyo View monorail. I mounted the front bits from a broken 4x5 Graflex to the front of a Toyo 6x6 inch board so both could share lenses. I had a Chamonix 4x5 which used 4x5 Technika boards and a bought factory-made Technika-to-Toyo adapter board.

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    This may not work for you, but have hot glued many a lens to a lens board. One optic was hot glued to a Sinar lens board and the hot glue has held up for more than 20 years. Plus is totally reversible, and cost all of 25 cents if you already own a hot glue gun. Just use plenty of the hot glue sticks.

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    This may not work for you, but have hot glued many a lens to a lens board. One optic was hot glued to a Sinar lens board and the hot glue has held up for more than 20 years. Plus is totally reversible, and cost all of 25 cents if you already own a hot glue gun. Just use plenty of the hot glue sticks.
    And make sure that the lens ends up properly aligned to the film with all that glue!

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    This may not work for you, but have hot glued many a lens to a lens board. One optic was hot glued to a Sinar lens board and the hot glue has held up for more than 20 years. Plus is totally reversible, and cost all of 25 cents if you already own a hot glue gun. Just use plenty of the hot glue sticks.
    This is one i have not heard. How is it reversed?
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    I may try to go the single style lens board combo thing if I can make it work. That’s if I can’t get a couple spares.

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    Quote Originally Posted by scheinfluger_77 View Post
    This is one i have not heard. How is it reversed?
    Heat... If you are careful with a heat gun avoiding optics, or spot removal lightly scraping with a soldering iron...

    Or most can be cut away with a razor knife...

    Steve K

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    Re: Question About Lens Mounting Flanges

    Quote Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
    Heat... If you are careful with a heat gun avoiding optics, or spot removal lightly scraping with a soldering iron...

    Or most can be cut away with a razor knife...

    Steve K
    Thank you. Do you glue on the front of the lens board or the back?
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

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