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    Broken glass

    Hello,
    The other day the back of my Cambo SC 2 4x5 Monorail camera dropped in the grass and the pane of glass that sits behind the ground glass broke. I can still use the camera so there in no emergency.
    Not even sure what this insert is called, I'm looking to replace it but I'm not getting anywhere. Would it have been glare-free/anti-reflective/anti-newton glass?
    Where to buy a replacement? I'm based in Europe.

    Thanks,

    Hans

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    Re: Broken glass

    The glass part in the ground glass assembly can consist of a ground glass plus fresnel lens, or simply a cover glass on top of the ground glass. If it is a fresnel, it should have concentric grooves on one side.

    Kumar

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    Re: Broken glass

    Thanks for your reply, it was not a Fresnel lens; just a 'normal' pane of glass. Sounds like the cover glass that you mentioned.

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    So, where to get a replacement?

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    Re: Broken glass

    Measure the opening carefully and verify that the glass you buy will fit.

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    Thanks for following up, the ground glass is fine, it is the cover glass I'm looking for. It looks very much like a plain pane of glass cut to size.

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    Re: Broken glass

    Ahhhh. Mine only has the ground glass. That way from the factory. I don’t believe there is a need for a protective glass....

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    Re: Broken glass

    Just have a local glass shop cut a piece of the correct thickness to size and install it like the old piece was. Voilą, new cover glass. If you want to go high-end, use borosilicate glass.

    Best,

    Doremus

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    Re: Broken glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    Just have a local glass shop cut a piece of the correct thickness to size and install it like the old piece was. Voilą, new cover glass. If you want to go high-end, use borosilicate glass.

    Best,

    Doremus
    Thanks Doremus, that sounds like the best possible solution. Just plain glass, right?

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