Lens question

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  1. FM2N

    FM2N Member

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    Hello All,
    I have a Graphic 2x3 camera and I am wondering if I can use the lens from my Moskow 5 camera. It is a 105mm lens that takes really great pics but the focus is off. I am thinking that I can use it on the 2x3 camera and focus using the GG of the camera. Do you think this will work. Does it matter that it is a rangefinder type lens? Could I keep the lens barrel set on infinity and focus using the GG?
    Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    Arthur
     
  2. Konical

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    Good Evening, Arthur,

    It should work, but may have limited coverage since it was probably designed for a fixed position originally.

    Konical
     
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    If you can mount it, it should work. The 2x3 Speed or Crown has very little movement to start with, the lens will cover the minimum and I suspect a good deal more stopped down, even if it is a Tessar knockoff (which I suspect it is). I have mounted 105mm lens off a couple of different folders on graphics lens boards and they seem to work just fine.

    Let us know how it works out.

    tim in san jose
     
  4. FM2N

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    Thanks for the info. I will give it a try.

    Arthur
     
  5. Tomf2468

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    Your plan is probably fine. If, however, you would rather adjust your Moskva-5 rather than disassemble it, then try this helpful site:

    http://www.dvdtechcameras.com/info/1.htm

    Some of the English is tortured, but you'll get the idea.

    Tom
     
  6. FM2N

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    Tom,
    Thanks i would love to.

    Arthur