Graflex...will 4X5 lens work with a 23

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Voyager, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Voyager

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    ...Won a Pacemaker Crown 23 on eBay and discovered it had a ruined #1 shutter (Graflex 101 lens)...can't locate another shutter, but it seems I can find other lens/shutter combinations fairly easily, with many more 4X5 lenses available than 2X3's. I understand that a 23 won't cover a 4X5 format, but would a 4X5 lens work in a 2X3 format if the lensboard hole were sized properly (I want to stick with this Pacemaker)?...
     
  2. keithwms

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    Yes, it will work... and probably quite well.

    Consider also the horseman topcor 2x3 lenses, which are quite good.
     
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    Keith is right... Topcors are excellent lenses and are very underrated so they can be had for a song.
     
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    Make sure the focal length of the 4x5 lens doesn't exceed the bellows length of the 2x3. The Kodak Ektar 127mm would be a good candidate.