WTB copal 0 lens board for graphic view II 4x5

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  1. jameswilliamjones

    jameswilliamjones Member

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    Looking for an original copal 0 lens board for a graphic view II 4x5 view camera. The one I have is copal 1 and is a molded metal painted grey-silver. Needs to fit my Nikkor SW 90 f/4.5. Thanks for your help.

    Also still looking for a jobo lift cog for a straight drive shaft CPP2 processor.

    Thanks all!

    JamesWilliamJones
     
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    A 4"x4" piece of 1/4" plywood makes a fine lens board for the Graphic View II if you can't find the real thing.
     
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    you might need the recessed board for your 90mm lens.
     
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    PM sent, I have a recessed and a flat both with Copal 0 holes. They're black if that makes a difference.
     
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    No might about it. I have the 90mm f8 Nikkor-SW - it won't focus without the recessed board.
     
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    Per the Graphic view manual, under ACCESSORIES: "#9234 Recessed Board for the 90mm"

    Also:
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    Thanks everybody for your help. I'm glad I didn't try to buy a flat board. That would really ruin a good afternoon with the camera. Nice pictures ic-racer! Any of those for sale? This recessed-lens-board talk makes me think I've got too much lens for this camera. Is there one better?
     
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    Back 'in the day' the Optar 90mm was a fine lens for this camera. But kind of dim with a small image circle compared to your Nikkor. If you don't like the Nikkor you can always sell it and buy five of these:

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    ic-racer, that sure looks a lot smaller than the one I bought below. You think it will fit?

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    That's certainly a lot of lens for a camera... Here's a 72mm f/5.6 XL on my Busch Pressman. Definitely well hung :wink:

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    I think the shutters on the two lense are about the same diameter. Hey if it doesn't fit you'll just have to get a Walker Titan XL 45 :wink:

    Another thing is that your flange-focal-length is 97.4mm, so that Nikkor is slightly recessed (7.4mm) in the shutter already. Measure you camera from lensboard opening to ground glass (with a ruler through the lens opening on your lensboard) and see if it will squeeze down to 97mm.
     
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    I have the Nikkor-SW 90mm f8, which is a bit smaller than your lens, but also in a Copal 0. It's a tight fit inside the smallish bellows of the GV-II and you won't be able to get much movement. It's a shame when you have a lens that can cover 5x7.

    My GV-II came with the Optar 90mm f6.8 in a recessed board. It's a quite respectable lens although won't cover much more than 4x5 so movements end up a bit limited. I've also used a 90mm f6.8 Angulon, which is little different from the Optar.

    I think I have a spare recessed board, but I believe it's drilled for a Copal 1. I'll check later.

    Dan
     
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    Hey Illumiquest, that's a pretty big lens. And shooting that wide you can gurantee the rails are going to consume the bottom third of your negative.
     
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    Dearest friends, please meet the Walker Titan XL 45.

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    I measured my camera. I need a 4" x 4" board. The camera is 8 cm from board to ground glass fully collapsed. Looks like I need a recessed one. SK Grimes does not appear to have graphic recessed boards...at least online they don't. I'm assuming copal 0 is 34.7mm (35mm?).
     
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    Recessed board?

    I have a 4" x 4" board that is recessed 1.25" with a Copal 0 (35mm) opening:

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    $30 shipped (48-US)
     
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    John,

    Literally minutes before your post I purchased one from KEH. I think I might need a 32mm. Let me see if that fits and if it doesn't I'll get back to you on this one.

    Thanks for the offer!
     
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    Okay- It's sitting in the cabinet... waiting, abandoned, unused, forlorn, lonely, bereft.
     
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    That Walker is nice but the camera you may want to match your new lens is this one (the XL Wide):

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    That's nice. I want one. Let me check my bank account.

    Yep! Still empty.
     
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    The lens board from KEH is going to work. Getting to the controls on the shutter is tough. I have to use a pen to adjust the aperture and am waiting for a 90 degree release cable. The important thing, mobility of the front standard, is still good. Looks like it's gonna be a good summer with this camera.