large format wet plate lens mounting board question

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by phillip2446, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. phillip2446

    phillip2446 Member

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    does it matter if i mount my large heavy lens onto a metal lens board?
    any cons on mounting the lens on a metal board on my dorff?
    vibration issues?

    thanks
     
  2. Barry S

    Barry S Member

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    I don't think it makes any difference whether you mount to a metal or wood board. The Deardorff does not handle large lenses gracefully because there's no tilt lock, and the front standard isn't designed to handle the torque from a large lens. I'd recommend making a tilt lock mechanism of some sort--it doesn't need to be fancy, and a lens support.

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