Aero Ektar on Super D

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by MMfoto, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. MMfoto

    MMfoto Member

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    Does anyone know if the 7" Aero Ektar will infinity focus when mounted on a Graflex RB Super D? I understand that the 7" is a little shorter than what the Super D was designed for, not to mention the size of the optic and mirror clearance issues. Anyone know for sure by chance?

    I'm really interested in a Super D that's available to me, and I like the idea of mounting either an 8" Pentac or a 7" Aero Ektar for portrait work.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. ineffablething

    ineffablething Member

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    No, it won't fit. The back of the lens protrudes quite a bit. You would be lucky to get a really head/shoulders shot.

    William
     
  3. JLP

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    MM, I have an 8" Pentac clone in barrel if interested PM me.
    Glass is very clean.

    jan
     
  4. lightcenter

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    aeo-ektar graflex d 4x5.....

    I buils custon / converted graflex 3x4 D cameras... 4x4.5'' image focus = 3'- infinity !!!! check out john minnicks face book aero-liberator.... the king of the hand held SLR!!
     
  5. lightcenter

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    check out- aero-liberator 3x4 graflex conversion... 3'-infinity yes! or johnminnicks@facebook
     
  6. mr. mohaupt

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    I met John on Saturday, he is a great guy and does AMAZING WORK. Seriously. If you need to see some of his work just check out
    Mark Tucker
    http://MyDayWith.com/
    I know he took a lot of those photos with an Aero-Ektor monster that John rebuilt

    I have a photo of one that he did on my phone... I will see about uploading it.

    ~M