Wanted Badly: Kodak Ektar 127mm lens or similar

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  1. Fragomeni

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    I am looking for a Kodak Ektar 127mm lens (or similar lens) for a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Speed Graphic that I have and am eager to work with. Please let me know if anyone has one available.

    Thanks!
     
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    How much are you asking for the lens and lens board? Also, does that Speed Graphic have a Graflock back (cant see from the pictures)?
     
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    yes it does have a Graflock back
     
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    I haven't received any PMs. I'll wait to see if it shows up or you can just shoot me an email.

    Please clarify if the camera is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 or 4x5. If it is 4x5 would you be willing to sell the back. If it is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 I likely wouldn't need the back as it is highly unlikely that I'll find a roll film back made for the 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
     
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    Nevermind. The PM just showed up. I will PM you back in a second.
     
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    4x5 back
     
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    Good luck !
     
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    Thanks to Ausphoto for the response (and for tolerating my indecision in PM) but international shipping will be too much. Does anyone in the states have this lens available?
     
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    You'll be able to find one easily and cheaply. They are one of the most common LF lenses out there, and they often go for peanuts ($40 or less).

    I've never been disappointed with the performance of my copy, even with its air bubble. It is plenty sharp for me at any aperture. I once made 20x24 color enlargements shot at f/5.6 with this lens, and I was very happy with the sharpness.