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    8 Inch or Larger Lens Boards ?

    According to the Grimes website, the largest board listed is 171mm - 6.7" (Arca Swiss).
    Some of you folks use really massive cameras, so the question:
    ? What's the largest board you use (or have used)?

    Thanks
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    My Burke & James uses 5 3/8 boards. It's a 5x7. That's the biggest I have right now. Since I'm getting back to shooting, though, I can't say that it'll be the biggest I'll have in a year from now.

    This image is probably here somewhere, but I can't remember. Here it is with the 300mm Tessar-type:

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    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    I have kodak studio cameras that use a 9" board which seems quite common (relatively speaking) but one lens that I bought came on a 10" board so bigger things are lurking out there.

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    My 8x10 uses a 9" board as well.
    - Jeff (& sometimes Eva, too) - http://www.jeffbannow.com

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    Century studio cameras use 9 inch lens boards, and deardorff studios use 8 inches.

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    My Agfa Ansco uses a 7.5 inch lensboard.

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    10" square boards on my 20x24" Chamonix

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    Probably not necessary to comment, but also 9inch board on my century master 8x10.

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    I have a whopper lens on the drawing board and need some idea of the market potential for it.
    Lensboard size is one of the parameters that I need to take into consideration.
    So far, it looks like the 171mm (6.7") Arca-Swiss is the smallest size I can fit without modification to the lens mount.
    I'm hoping I can come up with an special adaptation to fit the 158mm (6.22") Toyo/Cambo/Omega size board.

    ¿¿ Am I going into lensboard manufacture??. Not really. I make lensboards to support my Meniscus lens sales, but that's about the extent of it. The Grimes site lists a bazillion different boards, it's too easy to bump into "incompatabilities" with all those variations.

    Reinhold



 

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