:) For what it's worth, I've been using Packard shutters for 62 years I prefer the instantaneous type. They are easy to spot as the shutter frame has a hole on one side, and a small diameter extension on the back side. These three leaf shutters are drivin by air from a bulb and hose that goes through the lensboard to the shutter cylinder. They come in different sizes for different diameter lenses. The larger shutters inst. speed is about 1/15 second. They are very simple to mount. If the lens sticks out in back of the lensboard, make a 1/2 inch box to mount the lens in front of the lensboard, with the Packard in back of the lensboard. I use them because they don't shake the camera. Packard shutters are still being made.:whistling:
Originally Posted by vintagepics
If you have to go to the trouble of mounting a Packard, then perhaps you should also consider a Sinar shutter.
Just as much hassle to mount, but you get the advantage of shutter speeds from 1/60th to 8 seconds.
So much more useful than a Packard in my opinion.
I guess you'd need to work out if you will continue using barrel lenses in future if you need to justify the price (circa $300), or whether you can get by with a Copal et al mounted lens for the same price.
If you kit works well for you, why change cameras? If you want a shutter, there are plenty of 8x10 lens out there that won't break the bank. You can even have your lens mounted in front of a shutter but the machining required might approach the cost of a second lens. Packard lenses work, but I fret over drilling that extra hole in a good lensboard.
IMHO get a second lens in a shutter (after all, you've got a legit excuse!)
Then of course there is always the Jim Galli shutter which will cost nothing...... :laugh: