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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Actually, itís the dynamic aperture scale that replaces the Nikon printed band.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions



    Compound Shutter: 20 blades ? That looks pretty round !

    If you're going to the trouble and expense of shooting large sheets of film with a rare and sublime lens, what's a few more hundred dollars ? A few boxes of film may cost more.

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    The lens cells are already threaded for a modern Copal 3. It works very well.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
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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

    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

    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

    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

    Clever!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post
    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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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Can I directly screw the lens cells in Copal 3 and use it??? Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by karl french View Post
    The lens cells are already threaded for a modern Copal 3. It works very well.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Yes, as I said, the Cooke XVa is designed to work with a modern (not the old colorful) Copal 3 shutter. It comes with a rotating aperture scale that replaces th exterior band on the Copal 3.


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