What fits closed Linhof V?

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  1. photobum

    photobum Member

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    I asked this over on L/F and what a suprise, no answers. I hope to get a Linhof V, it will come with two mounted lenses but neither fit inside. I have a Nikkor 200M that I would like to mount and cam. Will this fit inside a closed up Technika?

    Any link to a list of what fits? I also have a 240 Germinar W. It has a 49mm filter ring and #1 Copal. It would be a winner. Any chance?

    David, What say you?
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Most smaller 135mm/5.6 and 150mm/5.6 lenses in Copal 0, Copal 1 and similar sized shutters will usually fit. The Nikkor 200/8 might work, and maybe the 240mm Germinar, but if you've got the lens, you can test when you get the camera.

    Faster lenses are more interesting for use with the rangefinder, if you're planning to do some handheld photography, though they don't usually close with the camera. One exception is the early version of the 135/3.5 Planar that came with a custom shutter and recessed lensboard.
     
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    Make a Large Format Body Cap.

    Why don't you just do what I did.

    I own a Super Speed Graphic.
    And yes, I could leave the standard 135 mm f 4.5
    Rodenstock Super Speed lens, in the box, but I
    choose not to.

    Problem: Like with 35 mm & M.F., I found that it tends to lead to laziness in shooting, due to the tendency to just shoot with what's already mounted.

    Solution: Make a body cap. With 35 mm& M.F., there are body caps, that exist, just for this purpose.
    Just get an undrilled lensboard, get a 1/4 clearance
    hole drilled. Then find a tripod knob, that you like,
    insert it into whole & lock it with a nut in back. If you
    are using a wooden board, use fender washers, on both sides, ( make a sandwich ), for extra support.
     
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    Vanishing, Well because I already have a Crown with 90,135 and 203 mounted up and all fit in the box plus a 270 Arton that does not. The Linhof is for the the times when I need movement and want to use the high end lenses.

    This is in no way a slam on the Crown or Graphic lenses. My 135 Schneider Xenar that came with the CG tested way sharper than a 135 Rodenstock N which I dumped. While the Wolly 90 is OK and the Ektar 203 is very good, sometimes you want to go all the way.

    The Crown is my motorcycle camera that I don't mine beating up. I sometimes work in the woods.