210 El Nikkor

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  1. jgjbowen

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    I just received a 210 El Nikkor as part of a Beseler 8x10 head purchase. The lens does not have any click detents. Is this normal? Is there something that I can do to activate the detents?

    Thanks for your wisdom,

    John
     
  2. Donald Miller

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    I don't have this condition on my 150 Ell Nikkor. However my 80 Rodagon does have provision to disable the click stops and I mention it since you may have the same situation with your lens. On the Rodagon, there is a slide actuator on the barrel that can be slid to activate/deactivate the click stops. Beyond that, I don't know what might be going on with your lens. I don't know that I would like to work with a lens that could not be set and maintained at a given stop.

    My 240 Schneider has click stops.
     
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    John-I have the same lens. What exactly is the problem? The f stops just slide by and you leave it where you want it. am I missing something here? I know I use mine with no problems.
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    The lack of click stops is a feature, you can set the aperture more exactly.
     
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    The early ones had click-stops, the later "N" ones do not. There is no way to change or modify them.
     
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    Peter - as I get older the ability to see the f stops in the dark is more difficult. I depend on the clicks to help me count the stops as I stop down the lens. Without the clicks, I guess I'll have to get a small flashlight to assist me. All things being equal, I would prefer the clicks. Thanks to all for sharing your information.


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    John-I'll be glad to send you a flashlight!!! By the way it is a great lens
    Best, Peter