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    New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    May I buy a new Cooke XVa lens without a shutter and mount it directly to my Copal 3 shutter (from my Nikkor M 450mm F9 lens) to use? Thanks, David

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by diversey View Post
    May I buy a new Cooke XVa lens without a shutter and mount it directly to my Copal 3 shutter (from my Nikkor M 450mm F9 lens) to use? Thanks, David
    Why not call and ask them? They are in Mountain Lakes, NJ.

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Called and emailed. Not helpful and could not get any information

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    Why not call and ask them? They are in Mountain Lakes, NJ.

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    From the Cooke website:

    The lens can be supplied with or without a Copal #3 shutter. Your choice:

    Use an existing recent vintage Copal #3 shutter in your lens collection or purchase a new Copal #3 shutter locally (to avoid paying an additional markup. We do try to help.) The Dynamic Scale Ring is included with your purchase and attaches easily to your existing shutter (instructions included)....


    Read the whole thing:

    https://www.cookeoptics.com/l/xva.html

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Read many times. Not sure if any modifications needed for using a newer Copal 3 shutter. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    From the Cooke website:

    The lens can be supplied with or without a Copal #3 shutter. Your choice:

    Use an existing recent vintage Copal #3 shutter in your lens collection or purchase a new Copal #3 shutter locally (to avoid paying an additional markup. We do try to help.) The Dynamic Scale Ring is included with your purchase and attaches easily to your existing shutter (instructions included)....


    Read the whole thing:

    https://www.cookeoptics.com/l/xva.html

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    When I purchased my lens in the barrel I sent my Copal 3 to SK Grimes and had them mount it for me. No problem at all.

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Why did you send your lens to SK Grimes for mounting your lens to your Copal -3 shutter? Need adjustment, a shim or a spacer? Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Fitzgerald View Post
    When I purchased my lens in the barrel I sent my Copal 3 to SK Grimes and had them mount it for me. No problem at all.

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    If purchased new from Cooke, why not inquire about having your Cooke XVa made to fit a Copal# 3 with a lens barrel sized to a Copal# 3? This way there is the option both ways of using in barrel or Copal# 3 shutter.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    It is supposed that the lens was designed to use newer Copal 3 shutter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernice Loui View Post
    If purchased new from Cooke, why not inquire about having your Cooke XVa made to fit a Copal# 3 with a lens barrel sized to a Copal# 3? This way there is the option both ways of using in barrel or Copal# 3 shutter.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    If I were getting a lens like that, I'd consider mounting it an older shutter (in good condition) with a (more) rounded iris.

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