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    Opps - need 32.5 mm retaining ring

    I just obtained a Schneider Componon 100mm, F5.6 enlarging lens. Assumed (my bad) that it would be a 39mm mount. Turns out it measures 32.5mm at the threads. Does 32.5 sound right?

    If so, I need a lens mount and a retaining ring (Omega D5). Alas, the cost of another retaining ring and lens mount will mitigate the "bargain" price of the lens somewhat. :rolleyes:

    David

    PS: Already emailed KHB and Classic Enlargers.
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    Blimey, there seems to be a bout of these at the mo (see my thread unusual lens). My quick and easy solution has been blue tack. Holds it in place nicely although a pain in the arse if you want to swap it.

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    David,

    I have an 80mm Nikkor with a smaller thread mount (measures darn close to 32mm), but it came with a 39mm adapter. I've seen those go on ebay for less than 10 bucks, so there might be hope for you. Maybe searching for a Nikkor adapter will increase your chances.

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    For instance, see this auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-EL-Nikkor-...QQcmdZViewItem

    My lens is exactly like this one. See how it has two "ridged" rings on the bottom? The lower one is the adaptor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre R. de Avillez
    David,

    I have an 80mm Nikkor with a smaller thread mount (measures darn close to 32mm), but it came with a 39mm adapter. I've seen those go on ebay for less than 10 bucks, so there might be hope for you. Maybe searching for a Nikkor adapter will increase your chances.

    André
    Thanks, Andre'. That 80mm Nikkor looks just like the one I use ... Hmmm.

    This will probably be my solution (adapter, that is). Or, I'll sell the lens but make sure the buyer knows what the mount is. I didn't really need it, but it was a bargain. :rolleyes:

    I did contact a vendor, who happily let me know that for close to $80 for a retaining ring, a lensboard and shipping, I could use this lens.

    Well, since I only paid $18 - including shipping - for the lens, that just seems silly.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolgaPhile
    Blimey, there seems to be a bout of these at the mo (see my thread unusual lens). My quick and easy solution has been blue tack. Holds it in place nicely although a pain in the arse if you want to swap it.
    Yeah, when I bought this enlarger, it came with a 135mm Componon EPOXIED to a lens board. It works fine, of course, but will never be used on a different model enlarger.
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    Just had a quote from Snider for an adapter ring £35 FFS. But, I'm told there's a chap in Luton that can make these up for you so will give him a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown
    Yeah, when I bought this enlarger, it came with a 135mm Componon EPOXIED to a lens board. It works fine, of course, but will never be used on a different model enlarger.
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre R. de Avillez
    For instance, see this auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-EL-Nikkor-...QQcmdZViewItem

    My lens is exactly like this one. See how it has two "ridged" rings on the bottom? The lower one is the adaptor...
    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown
    Thanks, Andre. That 80mm Nikkor looks just like the one I use ... Hmmm. ...
    Dang! Andre, you're a genius! My 80mm Nikkor lens is exactly like your lens!

    When I bought it, the adapter was already on it, and it was in one of those EL Nikkor plastic bubbles, so I never noticed it had an adapter. But, the adapter comes right off and fits perfectly on the Schneider!

    Problem solved! Ain't APUG great?

    Andre - owe you a drink.

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    Good to hear, David.

    My lens came exactly like yours, except for the fact that when I took mine off the bubble for the first time, the lens came off and the adapter stayed. It was one of those "Huh! Look at that!!" moments.



 

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