PACKARD SHUTTER, Front Mounted

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Reinhold, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Reinhold

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    A recent post discussed mounting a Packard shutter on the front of the lens if it was too big to fit behind the lensboard.

    Here's how I dealt with a 6 inch square one...

    An aluminum ring large enough to fit my largest lens...
    Three holes drilled and tapped for #6 screws...
    Bonded onto the back of the shutter with J-B weld...

    The steel screws in the photo were replaced with nylon screws to avoid marking the lens.

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  2. Toffle

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    Thanks for posting this, Reinhold. I just called up my photo guy and told him to hold a 3 1/2" #6 Packard for me. (6 1/2" square overall) $20, sans bulb or tubing. I will try a similar front mounting system as you have here, though I think I will have to modify it a little more because I have a couple of process lenses that turn to set the aperture, which might not work too well with a huge Packard on the front. Maybe a swing-arm kind of arrangement which would allow me to move the shutter into place after composing and setting the aperture. I've got a couple of little hinge thingies that might do the trick. I will post pictures once I have it set.

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    I stand corrected, my "new" shutter is not a #6, but appears to be a #8, with two pistons. It may take a bit of work to get it functioning properly, but it appears to be complete. I contacted Reno Farinelli at Packard, and they could do a refit for $65, but shipping to and from them from Canada would be prohibitively expensive. If I can do the work myself, I would be much happier. I have read the threads on cleaning etc., but most of the posts are lacking in some of the details I would need to make a proper assessment of the shutter. I would greatly appreciate any guidance anyone can offer, particularly in regard to the thin metal arm that links the shutter blades to the left and right (intstantaneous and time) pistons.

    Cheers,