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    Hi Octofish,

    Quote Originally Posted by octofish View Post
    Raphael - I would be very interested to know whether you are in fact using a Durst board, because that may well be easier to find. I have had no luck with finding a meopta one. I'm told they existed (once) but haven't had any luck finding one yet.

    Thanks for the tip on the retaining ring also. I didn't know these existed, but don't seem difficult to find, or particularly expensive.

    Thanks guys - I have hope again!
    I checked, in fact, it's not a Durst one, I reused a flat mounting board from a Polish made enlarger lens (Janpol color from PZO factory, for the connoisseurs ).
    As it's a 42 mm threaded, I used too a step down M42-M39 ring (a few buck from a russian dealer) to mount the Rodagon (or a Schneider componon), et voila !
    A bit complicated, I know, but it is working well, as the PZO mounting board has exactly the same diameter as standard Meopta board.
    Maybe a kind of East european standardization here

    Please let me know if you want further explanations, I can even post a snapshot here.

    I am told too that plan Meopta mounting boards once existed, I believe they are even sold by dealers like Fotoimpex, but it seems no longer available.

    In all case, the suggestion from Martin to test before buying anything is good. I know it's working with an Opemus 6 like mine, but you should check too with the Opemus 5, if ever focus stroke is shorter for this model.

    Best regards,

    Raphael
    Last edited by Raphael; 10-02-2012 at 04:17 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: typos

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    So I can confirm that a flat lens board is still not enough to get focus with a rodagon 2.8 on a meopta opemus 5. NEARLY. But not quite. I made one out of card and a retaining ring, and no joy.

    So I guess I'll see if I can get a recessed one made up. Or sell the lens.

    This is a very sad day.

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    I once had an Opemus 5 and now use an Opemus 6 for colour. I was wondering why they had increased the diameter of the concave/convex mounting plate between the models and this problem with the Rodagon, and 'fat' lenses in general, might be the reason.

    Is the problem with the stop-down lever, or with the actual lens-body itself? I have no idea if your particular Rodagon has the pre-set aperture lever or not, but it could be the widest part - it could also be far enough away from the mounting ring that the width isn't a problem. Perhaps the stop-down lever can be removed, if that's the bit which is too wide.

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    It's the lens body itself. The part immediately after the screw thread where it goes out wide.

    The thing I noticed is that it's also quite long compared to my meopta anaret-s. I'm wondering if this means it needs to go currespondingly further in the up direction to focus. This might make it even harder. It's really a matter of millimeters from getting focus with a flat board. If it was a touch shorter, I wonder if it would work.

    Oh well. It doesn't!

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