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    Hey Ya'll, I've been trying to locate a ground glass for my 2X3 crown graphic and not having much luck.I did find one or two on e-bay but $16.00 plus $6.50 for shipping sounds a little pricey. Am I being too cheap or is there a better solution? Any suggestions?

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    If that's a price for a good ground glass that you know will fit, it's a good price. Don't sweat it.

    I have replaced two broken ground glasses. The first one was for a 4x5 press camera -- I made my own with glass I cut from a picture frame, and grinding compound. It worked fine, but took half a day to get the needed items and to grind to spec. Total cost was probably $25. The second was is for my Graflex Graphic View II. I bought a new-old-stock ground glass from the local camera shop (I think for a Linhof) and cut it to fit. Cost was probably $40.

    So if you can buy a ground glass that fits and is ready to go, at that price, just do it.
    My other camera is a Pentax

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    Try Lee Valley. Should cost under $5 for a hundred or under $1 for 10
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    $25 or less for a ground glass is a fair/good price. Some Specialty glass run $50+.

    The Crown Graphic uses 5 #2 x 3/8 self taping screws, wood screws can be used as a substitute, and 1 #1 x 3/8 flat head wood screw for either the Graphic (spring) or Graflok (international) back.
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