Help..just bourght a Plaubel Peco Universal 13x18
What kind of lens(es)...not too expensive... and Lens what kind boards can I use.....
Peco Universal II : 1956 - 1960
Peco Universal III : 1960 -1969
Lens boards for both are 165X165mm
original lenses for the II are
Anticomar 1:4,2/15cm in compur EX/CI Price Skr 425,-
Anticomar 1:4,2/15cm in compur EX/CRI Price Skr 480.-
Anticomar 1:4,2/21cm in compound III/7 Price Skr 765.-
Anticomar 1:4,1/30cm in compound V/12/2 Price Skr 1340.-
Tele-makinar 1:5,4/50cm in compound V/12/2 Price Skr 1850.-
oh BTW. prices are -60ish at
Generalagent: AB Fritz Weist & Co. Stockholm I Tel. Växel 234430
edit. partnumber for original lensboard is SG 5/344
You can get a recessed lensboard SG 5/356 in which a lens board with the dimensions 95X96 mm and no. SG 5/176 fits.
Erik you can use every LF lens wich covers the 5x7 format!
ebay.de is your friend. Lots of Plaubel accessories at reasonable prices. Many of those who say they'll only ship to Germany will happily send things to Norden if you ask nicely first.
As Armin says, any lens can be used, the only question is whether it covers the format, and how well. 180 and 210 Symmars - single coated lenses from the 1950s and 60s - are high quality and very cheap on the secondhand market. For longer lenses the 300 and 360 mm APO-Ronars are a good buy, often selling for less than the shutter would get on its own. Quality wide angles are always expensive, but the 121 Super Angulon is one option that is sharp, has buckets of coverage for the format and usually sells quite cheaply. Plain Angulons are cheaper yet, but don't have the coverage for, say, architectural photography in a dense city.
There was a behind the lens shutter sold for Plaubel cameras. This, or a small aperture and a lenscap, would let you use cheap barrel lenses if you want to try a particular focal length to see how it fits you. G-clarons are widely recommended because the later ones fit into a standard shutter, but if you can live without the shutter (it's surprising how easy that is) the Rodenstock APO-Gerogons and Agfa Intergons are as good and usually much cheaper. In longer lengths, the barrel APO-Ronars work beautifully.