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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    This spanner wrench tool is useful for tightening lenses on boards. It's made to handle many types of shutters and lenses.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...AaAtIEEALw_wcB

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    This spanner wrench tool is useful for tightening lenses on boards. It's made to handle many types of shutters and lenses.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...AaAtIEEALw_wcB
    $24.99? Ouch! But at least if you buy two of them, you get free shipping! In an hour or two, with fairly basic hand tools, I could make a universal tool which would handle almost all lens and retaining ring needs.

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Yeah I paid like $12 for my spanner ranch off of Amazon worked fantastic.

    As far as the lens goes being an APO lens yeah I paid more for it and I do plan on making big enlargement so hopefully I'll be taking full advantage of the lens.

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    $24.99? Ouch! But at least if you buy two of them, you get free shipping! In an hour or two, with fairly basic hand tools, I could make a universal tool which would handle almost all lens and retaining ring needs.
    But it doesn’t fit the 3 shutter. The Rodenstock one does.

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    My spanner wrench tool will fit any lens board which is nice.
    Last edited by Califmike33; 26-Nov-2022 at 14:45.

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Curious, how large of an enlargement? Color or B&W or ?

    Bernice

    Quote Originally Posted by Califmike33 View Post
    I do plan on making big enlargement so hopefully I'll be taking full advantage of the lens.

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Maybe 20 x 30 maybe larger I doubt it but probably about that big. Let me correct that 30x45 it's probably about as big as I would go.

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    IMO, 20" x 30" projection enlargement from 4x5 film IMO is excessive.. Acceptance will depend on viewing distance and expectations.
    For B&W, better quality FB paper stops at 20"x24".. Color would be different.

    Bernice


    Quote Originally Posted by Califmike33 View Post
    Maybe 20 x 30 maybe larger I doubt it but probably about that big. Let me correct that 30x45 it's probably about as big as I would go.

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Califmike33 View Post
    Maybe 20 x 30 maybe larger I doubt it but probably about that big. Let me correct that 30x45 it's probably about as big as I would go.
    hope you reach your goal!
    before you modify that camera, you might consider a one with a little more meat, I'd be afraid to put a heavy lens on a front standard like that!

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Really a 20x24 is all I can get out of a 4x5 negative? I've seen 16x20s coming from a 6x7 negative that looks stunning up close.

    The lens board will be fine I have to admit the cameras and not that stable I mean it's okay I got it on a good tripod. There's definitely some flex and stuff in the camera but once your shots lined up and you let it sit for a second to make sure there's no vibrations you're fine.

    When I get through that lens board is going to fit snug as a bug it won't move a bit, what do you expect for a 350 dollar camera. The cost that I would cost me to ship it back from California to the UK probably about $75 to get a $250 refund hardly worth the trouble. I think for now this camera is going to do maybe another year year and a half I'll switch it out that 210 mm lens is heavy and the camera seems fine.

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