Nikon APO lens...

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  1. beegee675

    beegee675 Member

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    Hello Large Format Users... Thought maybe you could help me throw some light on this lens I have... It's a Nikon Apo lens without a shutter mechanism. As I understand at this point, it's a lens used in graphic arts cameras (stat cameras?) and some photographers use it in 8x10? cameras. How is this done and obviously, how/what shutter mechanism is mated to it? Is it worth using? I'm thinking it was originally meant for a Sinar set-up.... Any info, thanks!

    BG
     
  2. wildbill

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    there's more than one nikon apo lens so you may want to be specific.
    no shutter? use the lens cap
    yes, it's worth using if you don't have other options with a shutter
     
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    Depending on the lens -- Apo-Nikkors range in focal length from 150 mm to 1800 mm, in size from small to enormous -- hanging the lens in front of a shutter or hanging a large shutter (Compound #5, Ilex #5) may be possible. I use a couple of Apo Nikkors and other barrel lenses in front of a #1, have a Compound #5 with adapter to hold it in front of a 900 Apo-Saphir. Where there's a will and a budget there's a way.
     
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    Google "Ken Lee".

    He explains the use of these lenses with shutters.
     
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    You can't use it. Send it to me and I'll take care of it for you.


    tim in san jose

    P.S. A billion photographs have been taken with a hat for a shutter.
     
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    I have a Nikon Apo lens, I think that it's about 480mm. In the past I've fitted a Copal 3 shutter to the front using step up or step down rings. I now have a Sinar and Sinar/Copal shutter. I actually used the lens for some studio portraits and it was excellent.
    Pete.