Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    127

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    Thanks Steve. I would not have even thought of any of your suggestions, so thank you!!


    Quote Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
    The other thing you can add is a welding helmet plate as a neutral density filter... The glass is good enough for photo use, and are quite cheap (like around $15)... There are 2 densities and if I remember correctly, about 8 or 9 stops... You can make a holder for it...

    I bought a bunch last year when a hardware store chain went out of biz for only $2 each, but haven't played with them yet... But I use a ND I made from a round old welding goggle filter that just happened to drop into a 39mm bare filter ring to use with my Leica M + lenses...

    Don't forget to allow for reciprocity failure, you will need it!!!

    Steve K

  2. #12

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    SooooCal/LA USA
    Posts
    1,650

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by LFLarry View Post
    Thanks Steve. I would not have even thought of any of your suggestions, so thank you!!
    The other more modern option is that heavy ND filters are now sold for digital lenses (for that long exposure blurred sea/sky effect) and you might find one that fits on your lens...

    In older days, the heavy ND filters were gel filters or I had to adapt welding glasses, but new ones are now in threaded sizes... But read reviews on different brands as some have a color shift, if you plan to also shoot color...

    No problem, thanks for the thank you!!! :-)

    Steve K

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Tonopah, Nevada, USA
    Posts
    6,191

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    I wrote an article about using Packard shutters. The camera in the pics in the article is still in use and has made a large percentage of the images on my web pages. The Packard lives inside the camera and is always ready for whatever I hang up front. Very repeatable 1/20th second and you learn to work within it's parameters. That's what they guys did 100 years ago when the lenses were made, and it still works great today.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

  4. #14
    jp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    5,116

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    And since Jim Galli posted I almost forgot about the Galli Shutter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLG3HCDlhk

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Santa Barbara
    Posts
    1,362

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    sinar shutter with a rube Goldberg adapter to your camera (unless you shoot a sinar or horseman)

    or


    a big ol #5 Betax or Ilex with a set of adapters so you can use various lenses in front of it

    that's called 'front mounted' (I think) meaning the back of the lenses are mounted to the front of the shutter - one can then use the lenses aperture.. or..if it doesn't have one or is broken, use the shutters aperture (after figuring out the conversions)

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,935

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by LFLarry View Post
    I was just thinking along those lines!! I think I am going to order some of the Rollei Ortho 25 8x10 sheet film, rate it at EI 25 and use this for the times when I want the orthochromatic emsulsion and then use your suggestion of doing a ND filter with FP4 which is a film I use frequently. Excellent tip!!
    Carestream EB/RA x-ray film is fully orthochromatic, single sided and has a notch code. My EI for it is 100. about $1 per sheet delivered.

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    127

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    Hi Jim, thanks for the link. Very helpful. I am a big fan of your work and visit your website often for inspiration.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Galli View Post
    I wrote an article about using Packard shutters. The camera in the pics in the article is still in use and has made a large percentage of the images on my web pages. The Packard lives inside the camera and is always ready for whatever I hang up front. Very repeatable 1/20th second and you learn to work within it's parameters. That's what they guys did 100 years ago when the lenses were made, and it still works great today.

  8. #18
    Peter De Smidt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Fond du Lac, WI, USA
    Posts
    6,720

    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    What camera do you have now?
    "Poverty is the biggest cause of poverty." Rutger Bregman

Similar Threads

  1. Seeking advice regarding Chamonix n-1 vs n-2....
    By gphoto120 in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-Oct-2018, 20:49
  2. New to LF, seeking advice on antique 8x10
    By AngelinaM in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 14-Jun-2012, 19:36
  3. Seeking lens advice
    By Harry Ogloff in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Jan-2008, 01:02
  4. Seeking Light Leak Advice
    By andrew vincent in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2-Apr-2007, 21:44

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •