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    Recessed Boards - Cable Release Issues

    Does anybody else have issues with recessed boards and cable releases? I seem to recall some highly flexible release adapters and also a 90 degree angle adapter available somewhere (Calumet?).

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have no choice but to use a recessed board on my old Calumet monorail when I mount my 90/8 Super Angulon. The bellows just won't compress enough to get infinity focus.

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    I use a 90 degree adapter on my short lenses, they are pretty easy to find.

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    I'm actually a little concerned with 90 degree adapters. Unless the collar that screws in is a lot shorter than a standard cable release, I can't position the lens in the recessed board with the proper orientation to have the cocking lever clear.

    I guess a consequence of having to use a small 4x4" board.
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    i also use a 90º adapter, but for me it isn't tripping the shutter that is difficult. it is tough to cock the shutter+change the fstop. you have to use the tip of a pen, the plunger of the shutter release (what i do) or bring a little person with you to make all your adjustments.

    toyo and linhof also made adapter boards ... never seen one except in an ad, so i can't suggest if it will work or not
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    The simplest solution is the Gepe flexible release adapter. It will even fit in a Linhof recessed board, which is very tight, so it should be no problem with the Calumet board.
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    the gepe flexible extension is really nice

    someone here told me about them a while ago and it is really nice. I use it in a linhof board with a 47xl

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    i got it at midwest photo exchange

    i dont know if these are hard to find but that is where i got mine.

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    thanks - it seems Midwest has the gepe adapter at half the price of B&H.

    Problem solved - many thanks all.
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    I used Hasselblad angle adapters on my recessed lense boards. They are not 90, something less, maybe 45. They worked smoothly and came in black as well as chrome.
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    I haven't had a problem with my recessed board but that's because it's one of those huge Arca-Swiss board. Fortunately, it's an adapter board for mounting Linhof boards so all my lenses are on nice small boards.

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