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    90mm Focusing Cam for Top RF Crown Graphic

    I love using my Graphic handheld with RF, but I only have a cam for my 135mm lens. I'm forced to use the groundglass with my 90mm and it's really dim.

    I'd like to make a cam myself, but don't have the dimensions.

    Does anybody have one that they can lay on a flatbed scanner next to a ruler and post a scan?

    My particular lens is the Optar 90mm f/6.8, although I would think any cam designed for FL's within a few mm's should be close enough because of the DOF with this lens.

    Thanks!

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    Not what you asked, but I think you can buy them new from Midwest Photo.

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    Maybe this helps for a rough comparison:
    http://www.southbristolviews.com/pic...uperCams2a.jpg
    Above a cam for 90mm, second the one for 135mm.

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    Call MPEX right now !

    Midwest is the only place to find them. I agree, the DOF will make it easier to use a cam.
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    Years ago I sold mine on ebay. Probably others will show up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobus
    Maybe this helps for a rough comparison:
    http://www.southbristolviews.com/pic...uperCams2a.jpg
    Above a cam for 90mm, second the one for 135mm.
    I had always thought that the Super Graphic cams were different than those on the Crown and Speed. Am I wrong?

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    I've seen them sell on eBay for $40 which is a bit high for something I can make in about fifteen minutes. You'd think they were sterling silver! I just need a scan of one and I'm in business!


    I checked MPEX's website, but couldn't find any cams. I really miss their old website. Maybe I'll give Jim a call and see if they have them in stock what they're asking for them.

    I'd still prefer a scan if someone could please spare the time.

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    CALL THEM, Jim will tell you exactly what he has.

    (There isn't a website big enough for all the stuff they have.)

    WARNING: It is just possible making a cam is more difficult than it seems to be. :o
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    They mention the cams in their ad in the latest edition of VC. $29 if I recall correctly. When you call, please ask if there is a diffference between Crown and Super cams and let us know. Thanks!

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    There has been extensive talks about making cams over on graflex.org, I think you will find that it is a bit harder than you imagine, but you might look through their archives for any information you can come up with.

    R.

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