Shutter for Wollensak 160 f4.5 Raptar?

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  1. Kino

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    Ok, I know this is a lame question and probably I can't give you enough detail to respond properly, but I'll ask anyway...

    I have a chance to buy a Wollensak Raptar 160mm, f4.5 lens cell set, new in original box, but they of course come sans shutter.

    The only other information I have on is that the front cell has a 2 1/8 inch diameter with a clear lens diameter of 1 3/8 inches and the rear cell has a 1 3/4 inch diameter with a clear lens diameter of 1 1/4 inches.

    Any idea what size shutter this would require and what image circle it would cover?

    Thanks if you can help.
     
  2. SteveH

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    Have you checked with SK grimes ? I *think* the raptars were enlarging lenses, so they normally would have come in barrel.
    That being said, Im pretty sure I've come across one or two in a rapax (wollensak) shutter. So check out ebay for 'em.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. phfitz

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    Kino,

    that would fit into a 2 7/8" Alphax shutter, same thread sizes as 190/4.5 (75/1.9 also I think). Have no idea what it covers.

    Good luck with it
     
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    Surplus Shed roulette, eh?
     
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    Funny... but I have seen some stuff dagor77 sells listed in the surplus shed catalog at the same time. I connected the dots but maybe the line is squiggily.

    Raptars were not exclusively enlarging lens, I have a 127mm mounted in my Kalart Press with a Rapax shutter as standard equipment. I do believe (and I might be wrong) that most were Tessar designs and as such a 160mm should easily cover a 4x5 with movements.


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  7. Kino

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    Phfitz,

    Ah, good! I knew someone here would know! Thank you!
     
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    :D
     
  10. Kino

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    Tim,

    Cool. I need a couple of inexpensive lenses for a Crown and a Speed Grapic body that I have had laying around for several years. This sounds like a step in the right direction...

    Thanks
     
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    I <3 my raptars. I have two 135s and have a 90mm en route. Nobody has ever compalined about my image quality, and the most I ever payed for one with shutter is $56us, so I beat the hell out of them and won't cry if I manage to destory one somehow.
     
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    Well, here's to hoping it fits in the Osicilla-Raptor 75mm 1.9 Alphax shutter with little or no modification. I ordered one for my 3 1/4 Speed which could use a standard to slight telephoto lens. I also ordered a Steinheil lens and shutter for pinhole work. 12 bucks?

    tim in san jose
     
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    Hrmm, I never heard of that lens before. Will it cover 4x5 ?

    Thanks !
     
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    Oscilloscope camera lens, made to cover 3x4 at magnifications no lower than 1:2. It won't cover 4x5 at infinity and it isn't a wide angle lens. There are no really inexpensive 75s that will cover 4x5 at infinity. Wishful thinking and sellers' lies won't make it so.
     
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    Thanks Dan. In my case it was wishful thinking :D
     
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    It won't cover 6x6 at infinity. It's a design based on focusing about three inches in front of the lens. Someody in another thread suggested moving the spacing between elements... but too much trouble.

    tim in san jose
     
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    Ah yeehaw! In typical Shed fashion, great shipping times, the lens set is here already. It does fit the Alphax Shutter perfectly. I placed it in the lens board section of my 3x4 Speed and it looks great, edge to edge. We will have to see about actual film results.

    Now where did I put that lensboard I made for the 75mm 1.9?

    Thanks for the info phfitz.


    tim in san jose