Well, that's it. The mind is completely gone. I was hoping I could make it to fifty before it happen. Nope.
As you can see from the picts below, this configuration isn't going to work long-term. But, I got a taste of what this Apo-Ronar looks like on the ground glass. Lovely is the word. Just lovely. I can see we're going to be good friends, Ron and I.
I had to deal with my current 8x10 camera for this test. Sadly the bellows is too short by several inches to make the required 19" focal length for infinity. And the lens is way too heavy for the front standard. The goal then was to temporarily add the lens and packard shutter without having to alter the original camera. Thank god for Velcro!
Ain't she perty?