Quote Originally Posted by pasiasty View Post

As for Petzvals - they usually don't have a shutter, so you have to solve this somehow:
- stick to slow films or wet plate and use a hat as they did in the 19th century
- stick to orthochromatic or blue-sensitive materials, shoot with flashes or light painting and use safe-light in the otherwise dark studio
- install the lens behind or before a shutter (a big 'modern' one, or a kind of Packard)
- buy a Sinar with behind-the-lens shutter
- buy a Speed Graphic or any other camera with focal plane shutter (you may have much less movements than you would like)
Actually Thornton Pickard made shutters that can be used with Petzvals, either front or rear (beween lens and lensboard), they vcan be bought quite cheaply.

Ian