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  1. #1

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    Jun 2007
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    Newbie question - accessing aperture ring on a recessed lens board

    I just picked up a Calumet cc400 at a decent price, and it came with an Angulon 90/6.8 mounted on a recessed lens board.

    This is my first large format camera, and I have perhaps an obvious question - with this lens on the recessed lens board, the lever to change the aperture is on the top of the back-most ring of the lens/shutter assembly - meaning my relatively stubby fingers can only change the aperture a couple of stops, and then I can't get at it anymore at the lens board/lens' narrowest point as it approaches the top.

    Surely this isn't a new problem - do people with this issue just carry around a narrow pen or popsicle stick or something similar to change the aperture (ex, changing from f/6.8 to focus on the ground glass and then back to f/16-32 for the actual exposure), or is there something obvious I'm missing here?

    Thanks!
    i can't wait to take a picture of my thumb with this beautiful camera.

    - phirehouse, after buying a camera in the classifieds

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
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    san jose, ca
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    Blunt tweezers.
    Where ever you are, there you be.

  3. #3

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    Oregon and Austria
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    I use the plunger end of the attached cable release. It's always handy.

    Doremus



 

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