Speed Graphic lens boards

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  1. sdivot

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    Anyone know which lensboards will fit a Speed Graphic 4x5? Are there any others in the graflex (or any other) family that will fit, besides the ones specifically for the Speed?
    Thanks,
    Steve
    www.scdowellphoto.com
     
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    For Pacemaker Speed Graphics, the 2x3, 3x4 and 4x5 cameras all have metal lens boards and each size camera uses a size specific to the format.

    For Anniversary Speed Graphic and older cameras, a wood lens board is employed. The 'A' size is the most common if I remember correctly.
     
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    My pre-Anniversary 4x5 Speed Graphic uses a C size board. It is 4x4 inches.
     
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    The 4x5 Anny takes a "C" board.
     
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    The older Speeds use a wooden lensboard. I bought a piece of 1/4" birch plywood at the hobbyshop, (you can also find it at Michael's) and cut it with a table saw. I made the light trap by cutting in 1/4 inch with the saw. For five bucks I was able to make three lensboards. Flat black paint finished up the job. :smile:
     
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    There's an excellent ebay seller heavy2stars in the US for brand new Pacemaker boards at very reasonable prices. 3 for $38.88. I bougth 3 a year or two ago and can highly recommend them.

    Ian
     
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