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Thread: Something fun to put in an 00 shutter?

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    Cool Something fun to put in an 00 shutter?

    So the speeds were starting to get a bit erratic on the Compur 00 on my SA 90mm f8. I decided to have the shutter CLA'd, but I didn't want to be without the SA while it was being done.

    I scouted out everbodies favorite auction site for another Compur, but found a cheap, very simple Kodak 00 shutter instead. The original plan was to sell the interim shutter, but I've actually grown to like this little thing quite a bit. There's a certain beauty to its simplicity. Besides I've got about $20 tied up in it, including shipping, so I think I'll just keep it in case it ever has to perform substitue duty again.

    Meanwhile, I was wondering if there was a cheap lens that I could throw in there just to play with (and keep the thing exercised a bit). The crazier it is, the more I'd like it. I'd also like something on the cheaper side since it is just kind of a toy anyways.

    So what's out there that I could look to put in this bugger?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
    Chris May
    Pueblo, CO

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    Re: Something fun to put in an 00 shutter?

    Tape a piece of plastic or some such material to the front of the shutter, stick a pin hole in it, see what you get. That's about as cheap as it gets. Or if you wanted to spend a little more money but not much more you could buy a pre-cut pinhole piece and hold it in front of the shutter.
    Brian Ellis
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    Re: Something fun to put in an 00 shutter?

    Maybe get some glass and grind yourself a lens?

    Try lens elements from junked camera lenses, maybe from 35mm's, or even cut up monocles or binoculars. I play with condenser lenses and binocular pieces and stuff. pretty fun to see if it will even focus.

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    Re: Something fun to put in an 00 shutter?

    tape a 3X closeup filter on the back of it or any other little meniscus that's laying around. Anything fuzzy must be art, right?
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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