Saunders 4500 series enlarger lensboards - 42mm ??

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by JeffD, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. JeffD

    JeffD Member

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    Hi,

    I have a nice Componon-S 135mm enlarging lens that has a 42mm thread.

    I am trying to mount this on a Saunders recent model 4500 series enlarger lens board mount.

    Unfortunately, Saunders doesn't seem to make a lens board with this thread- only a 39mm, 50mm, or 52mm.

    Do you know if there is a 42mm ring that would adapt this lens to a 50mm lens board, or 52mm lensboard, or know of any other options?

    I hate to lose the use of my nice Componon-S lens!

    Thanks for any response, even a negative one, so I can end my quest,

    Thanks,
     
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    Doesn't seem to be standard filter adapter ring sizes either. Perhaps you can try contacting S.K. Grimes (an APUG sponsor) about making one? No idea of cost.

    Good luck.

    Bob
     
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    Worse case scenario is I'll take a 39mm holder to a machinist, and have him bore it out to just over 42mm, and hold it in place w/ a retaining ring... Just hoping to avoid this if possible. I emailed Schneider, to see if they might have an adapter of some sort (you think they would), but haven't heard back from em'.