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iLLoGiCaLLoGiC



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Need help with 3x4 lensboard Reply with quote

Hello all,
I am a brand new Anniversary Speed Graphic 3x4 owner and am trying to get it back up and running. One thing it was missing unfortunately was its lens and lensboard.

I have managed to get a replacement lens for it; a Kodak Ektar 127mm in supermatic shutter. However I'm having trouble with the lensboard.

I know I will need a 3.25"x3.25"but I am less clear on some of the other sizing. I found one that is described with: "3.25"x 3.25" (83mm x 83mm) wooden lens board with 4.5mm rabbet on the back and rebated front lip 1/8" thick, Copal #0"

Should this fit? I feel like it should, but I could use some pro advice. Thanks!
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A site that had a lot of camera catalogs and instruction manuals has bit the dust but fortunately I saved the Kodak lens catalog from the 1950's to my HD.
The Suoermatic shutter, all versions, for the 127mm lens requires a 38mm/ 1 1/2 inch diameter mount hole.
A Copal 0 shutter requires a 34.6mm mount hole so you will have to enlarge a Copal 0 mount hole by 3mm (1.5mm radius) for the Supermatic to fit.
http://skgrimes.com/products/new-copal-shutters/standardcopals
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peter k



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off topic...
Love my Anniversary 3x4.. there a bit unusual film wise, so we cut our own to size, which gives us freedom to use different brands.
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Saufen
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the recommendations and explanations. I'm planning to buy a similar cam and I wanted to figure out everything beforehand. Right now I have only Sony A6100 about which you can read on the link here and I want to try out something new for me.
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AnselMortensen



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3x4 Anniversaries use a Graflex "A" board, 3.25" square.
I can recommend seller zbima1 on the big auction site as a reliable source for these lens boards. He will furnish any hole size requested at no charge. I have no relation to the seller except as a satisfied customer. Hope this helps!
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