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    F stop markings on lens board

    Anyone do this so you can see them better?

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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    Nope

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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    No and never seen anyone else do it either.
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    No. Most lenses have the scale on the top and bottom of the barrel. If I have to I simply take the lens out and set it, then replace. Lenses often shift around a little on the board so I don't know how accurate marking the board would be.



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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    Not yet but I need to
    Good idea!

    Factory installed lenses and boards were pinned with a tiny screw so the lens could not rotate. However many have changed that on used lenses and lost the screw....

    Copy cameras often had a huge f stop scale with long pointer

    I have one!



    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    Anyone do this so you can see them better?
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    ... but what I do use...

    When shooting speed graphic handheld, using an Optar lens in Graphex shutter, is a Wollensak hood that also controls the aperture. Best invention ever for a LF press photographer!

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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    Please show it and how it works!

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    ... but what I do use...

    When shooting speed graphic handheld, using an Optar lens in Graphex shutter, is a Wollensak hood that also controls the aperture. Best invention ever for a LF press photographer!
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    No. Most lenses have the scale on the top and bottom of the barrel. If I have to I simply take the lens out and set it, then replace. Lenses often shift around a little on the board so I don't know how accurate marking the board would be.

    Kent in SD

    Rather than taking the lens off the camera, I carry a dental mirror with the handle cut down. If I can’t see the scale, the mirror can.
    Last edited by Keith Pitman; 15-Jan-2020 at 10:03.
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

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    Please show it and how it works!
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