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    Graflex Wollensak 135mm f/4.7 Newbie Questions

    I just purchased my first 4x5 camera from a fellow APUG member, and have a couple of newbie questions about the lens and shutter.

    1. To open the lens for composing an image, it seems I first have to cock the shutter, and then actuate the lever to hold open the shutter blades. Does this sound correct? (Sorry for my ignorance on correct terminology.) Just want to make sure that I am doing this correctly.

    2. There's another lever with markings for M, M (red text), F-X, and OFF. I assume these are flash sync options. Any ideas about what they mean?

    3. The flash sync uses a bipost connector. How would one go about connecting this to a monolight? Obviously a little different from the other sync cables that I have used for 35mm and MF.


    Thanks!

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    M - is indicating use of a Flash Bulb
    F-X is electronic flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apugabug View Post
    I just purchased my first 4x5 camera from a fellow APUG member, and have a couple of newbie questions about the lens and shutter.
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    3. The flash sync uses a bipost connector. How would one go about connecting this to a monolight? Obviously a little different from the other sync cables that I have used for 35mm and MF.


    Thanks!
    You can get custom made synch cables from Paramount Cords.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterfinger View Post
    Very helpful reference. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    You can get custom made synch cables from Paramount Cords.



    Thanks. I'll see what they have.

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    A good place go get more information is www.graflex.com
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    there might be a lever on your lens to flip and it opens the shutter
    so you can focus, kind of like a DOF preview lever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    A good place go get more information is www.graflex.com
    Don't you mean www.graflex.org?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopar_guy View Post
    Don't you mean www.graflex.org?
    Yeah, sumpin' like dat.
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