Where to find retaining rings for Ilex Acme-Synchro #3 shutter?

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Removed Account, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Removed Account

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    So, I won a nice looking Ilex 8 1/2" f/4.8 Series S Caltarlens off Ebay. I've read that it has a nice look to its images, and oodles of movements for 4x5. I seem to have gotten a decent price, and it looks to be in very good shape. The only problem is that it does not have a retaining ring. Any idea where I could find one without having to contract SK Grimes, or buy another shutter?

    - Justin
     
  2. photobum

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    I'd start with Jim at Midwest. SK is just to much $$$$. Unless of course you need a gold plated ring turned by the elves in the black forest.
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Midwest usually has new Ilex #3 and #5 flanges in stock (www.mpex.com).
     
  4. John Kasaian

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    Equinox Photo is a good source too.
     
  5. mitica100

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    Try Flutot's

    Carol there has a lot of retaining rings.
     
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    I was in the same boat as you and found someone on ebay that sells just rings. I emailed him and he seemed really knowledgable, and set me up with the appropriate size. I wish I could remember his name, but it may be worth your time to look him up.

    Patrick