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phillip2446
06-10-2013, 08:57 AM
does it matter if i mount my large heavy lens onto a metal lens board?
any cons on mounting the lens on a metal board on my dorff?
vibration issues?

thanks

Barry S
06-10-2013, 09:17 AM
I don't think it makes any difference whether you mount to a metal or wood board. The Deardorff does not handle large lenses gracefully because there's no tilt lock, and the front standard isn't designed to handle the torque from a large lens. I'd recommend making a tilt lock mechanism of some sort--it doesn't need to be fancy, and a lens support.

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