Hey there,

Bellows is patched, focus cloth has arrived, lens is mounted... now what?

As most of you know, I bought a Turner-Reich Tripple Convertable lens for my 8x10. With both elements screwed onto the shutter I get an image that I can focus. With either of the elements only screwed into the back of the shutter I can't focus anything. Am I attempting to convert it wrong? The other thing about the camera is that I only have 15.5" of bellows draw. I am guessing that I am only able to use the lens at its shortest focal length (12") Is this correct?

Signed,
Confused in San Jose.