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    LF Retaining Rings

    I've never bought a new LF lens before, but was curious if they normally came with a retaining ring?

    And if I bought a used lens that didn't come with a retaining ring, where can I pick one up at? I did a search on ebay for "Copal 1 ring" with no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djklmnop
    I've never bought a new LF lens before, but was curious if they normally came with a retaining ring?

    And if I bought a used lens that didn't come with a retaining ring, where can I pick one up at? I did a search on ebay for "Copal 1 ring" with no luck.

    Andy
    Used lenses (shutters, actually) are often missing the retaining ring. Always ask if it is included. Commons ones are commercially available. A Copal 1 ring will be about $40, new.

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    SK Grimes can make one for you. www.skgrimes.com


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    B&H has some of the common ones in stock, and mpex.com is another good source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee
    SK Grimes can make one for you. www.skgrimes.com


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    Typically $95 plus shipping.

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    Wow.. Thats some good money for a simple ring.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

    Will this work?
    Money is not the problem. The problem is, I don't have any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djklmnop
    Wow.. Thats some good money for a simple ring.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

    Will this work?
    No--that's a retaining ring for enlarging lenses. B&H should carry retaining rings for Copal 0, 1, and 3 shutters. mpex.com stocks Ilex rings and has others, but you have to call them. Not all the rings from SK Grimes are $95, but custom or larger rings may be. They seem to make many of the more common ones in batches and keep them on hand, and they should not be as expensive.
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    i've bought rings from sk grimes, i think the last one was $35 ...
    for what its worth, mel pierce in hollywood calif, and equinoxphotographic also have retaining rings. i've never bought from mel pierce, but dagor77 used to recommend them for lenses he ebay'ed w/o rings ... i've bought from equinox, and can wholeheartedly recommend them (and sk grimes)

    - -john

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    Originally Posted by lee
    SK Grimes can make one for you. www.skgrimes.com .

    Quote Originally Posted by jjstafford
    Typically $95 plus shipping.
    Many of the rings or flanges for shutters are "stock" at SK grimes - Alpax , Ilex, Copal, Compur etc in their various sizes - and run from $10.00 for a ring current models to $45.00 max for a flange for most except the very obscure or large. The majority are around $25.00 or $35.00

    http://www.skgrimes.com/adapter/index.htm

    click on Metric or USA at the bottom right for a full list

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    Thanks!
    Money is not the problem. The problem is, I don't have any.

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