Packard shutter/filter holder

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Jim Fitzgerald, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Jim Fitzgerald

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    I posted this at the LF photographers site and I thought I would post it here also. I got this idea from Tri Tran when we met at the Disney concert hall for the ULF shootout. He gave me the idea for an adjustable flange with a filter holder for a front mounted Packard shutter. I have to get the T-nuts that screw in so when I tighten everything down it does not pull out. It is not that hard to make. I do need to make a sock type thing to cover the back of the lens when I use one that is smaller than the diameter of the opening in the Packard. The nice thing is that I can use this for all of my 8x10 and 8x20 lenses.

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    A couple questions...
    When you don't have a filter in there, do you just back the lens up to the back of the Packard Shutter?
    Nice looking gizmo. How much weight does it put on your lens board and front standard?
    I have a 12" JML Plasmat type lens. Any thoughts about vignetting with this setup and that lens?
    What size is the opening in the Packard?

    tim in san jose
     
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    Tim, this is on my 360 Gerogon on the 8x20. I does not look like it will cause any vignetting but I have not shot with it yet. The nice thing about this is you can shoot with or without a filter. I have to put a dark sock, if you will, over the lens to keep stray light from getting in the back. I can adjust it for just about any of my lenses without a shutter. I'm going to use it for the 8x10 and 8x20 systems and I will make one for the 4x5 and 5x7 systems also. The Packard has the 3" opening and it adds about 14 oz. to the front.

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    Flippin' sweet!
     
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    Thanks for the observations. I thinks I will have to get back in the woodshop and do some empirical testing. Great ideas though.

    tim in san jose