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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    No cable release socket? It must have been broken off or removed, this can be replaced.
    Some Compur-Rapid/Synchro-Compur shutters made for folders, like the Agfa Record, don't have a cable release socket.
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    FWIW, making your own lensboards is not at all difficult if you have a bit of woodworking or metalworking experience. Plus, there are lots of used and after-market boards on eBay and other sites for not very much. FYI, if you are receiving a later model Zone VI camera (the Wisner or Ritter cameras with longer bellows) then it takes a 4x4 inch lensboard.

    As for your 00 shutter... I would likely pick up another lens and keep your present 90mm for your Graphic. It will most probably be cheaper to find a used lens than to buy a shutter, have it overhauled and have your lens adapted to it.

    I like the 90mm, 135mm, 200mm, 300mm kit for starters, if that helps in your lens choice. The spacing is fairly even, with each successive lens being about 150% longer than the preceding.

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    Thanks for the help. The camera is sitting here and it's the original Zone VI Tachihara model that takes the Linhof style boards. They're so thin, not sure if I can do that myself. I found a couple for $20, so it seems fair.

    I was offered a 90mm Super Angulon in a Copal 0 from a friend, plus watching a 150mm 5.6 Symmar-s, which would give me 90mm, 150mm, and 210mm all Schneider. Should be a good start methinks.

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    I find 90mm, 150mm & 210mm a good working combination, I also have a 65mm that has got me shots where I need something wider than the 90mm. The Rodenstock 150mm f5.6 Sironar-N is a n excellent match to Schneider lenses and you can find Calumet Caltar branded versions of the Symmar & Sironar-N in the US which are often cheaper and only differ in name. The Caltar S-II is a Symmar S and the II-N is the Sironar N

    That's the right sort of price for Linhof style boards.

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    To piggyback on the OP's question, I've never really understood how standard the shutter mountings are. If I get a good lens in a bad shutter, can I be basically assured of being able to just unscrew it and stick it on a good example of the same shutter? What about the same size but different brands (Compur 1 vs. Copal 1, or whatever)? What about going from a barrel to a shutter?

    Yes, these are remedial questions, but I'm a pretty remedial-level LF shooter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
    To piggyback on the OP's question, I've never really understood how standard the shutter mountings are. If I get a good lens in a bad shutter, can I be basically assured of being able to just unscrew it and stick it on a good example of the same shutter? What about the same size but different brands (Compur 1 vs. Copal 1, or whatever)? What about going from a barrel to a shutter?

    Yes, these are remedial questions, but I'm a pretty remedial-level LF shooter!

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    Only the newer rimset shutters are standardised, Copal, Compur, Prontor, Seiko, Epsilo, Trikom, AGI, Vario, possibly some others. Epsilon & Trikon are only size #0.

    Thjere are some exceptions - shutters made for certain folding cameras, I have some Prontors that are #0 fit, same 0 threads for the front elements but smaller possibly #00 I've not checked rear elemnts - these don't have ashutter releason the side it's on the rear to connect to a lever.

    I have all the shutters liosted, aperture scales can't be transferred from one make to another though.

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    Yeah, I finally figured out the standards for the Copal series and since I know I already like them, might as stay in that field.
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