Graflex.org Forum Index Graflex.org
Get help with your Graflex questions here
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Lens boards for Graphic View

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> View Help
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Fishhead



Joined: 10 May 2001
Posts: 42
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2001 3:50 am    Post subject: Lens boards for Graphic View Reply with quote

I got my new Graphic view in the mail today.

It has 3 lensboards

The recessed board has a hole that is to small for my 127mm (not that I need it) Just a size comparasion.

and 2 standards. both holes are too big for my
127mm 135mm and 203mm (I think all the lenses would use the same hole)

Do I have to buy a lens board for this camera? Or will any standard lens board work?
What size should I be looking for?

thanks!


________
Chevrolet Corvair engine


Last edited by Fishhead on Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:11 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
JoePhoto



Joined: 13 Oct 2001
Posts: 74
Location: New England

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2003 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found that the Graphic "C" lensboards from my Anniversary Speed Graphic fit my Graphic View camera. I've seen both types on eBay and one that was an adapter board for a Graphic View to accept the metal type of Speed Graphic boards.

_________________
If the best can't be had let the worst continue....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Offset



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Posts: 19
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Fishhead...
I just made a lensboard for my Graphic View 11 out of a 1/8" thick high density particle board from Home Depot. I cut the board 4"x4" exactly and had to size it down about .005" on each side to fit well. On the backside, I glued 4 strips 1/8" thick by 1/4" wide - 3/16" from each side and 5/16 from the bottom. I had to slightly taper the bottom to fit inside the Lensboard Strip - and chamfer the backside 1/16 x 45 degrees. It was easy to cut a hole thru for the lens, mine required a 34.6mm dia.(1.362")- then spray painted both sides flat black. Works great!
offset
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Photowilly



Joined: 06 Mar 2003
Posts: 2
Location: SE USA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any other materials suitable for making ones own lensboards? I'd rather not use particle board. I'm thinking of a species of hardwood. Could something like oak, maple, or any other species be planed thin enough?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Photowilly



Joined: 06 Mar 2003
Posts: 2
Location: SE USA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any other materials suitable for making ones own lensboards? I'd rather not use particle board. I'm thinking of a species of hardwood. Could something like oak, maple, or any other species be planed thin enough?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
Posts: 3211
Location: Mid Peninsula, Ca.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ABS plastic and black acrylic are good materials for boards. Acrylic is more rigid but britle, when cutting it may shatter or melt back together if the saw is running too fast or the router bit is set too deep. Sanding gets rid of the shinness on the back side. Fisished product is equal to aluminum baords for general use.

_________________
The best camera ever made is the one that YOU enjoy using and produces the image quality that satifies YOU.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
kaliushkin



Joined: 26 May 2003
Posts: 3
Location: New York City

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Fishhead:

I'm writing because I had a related problem. I bought a lens at B&H but it wouldn't fit any of the lensboards that came with the camera.

It turns out that Wisner lensboards fit perfectly. I just bought a new Copal 1. Problem solved.

My impression is that the Graphic View II lensboards are nonstandard.

_________________
Dan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Les



Joined: 09 May 2001
Posts: 2682
Location: Detroit, MI

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There really isn't a standard. GV boards are 4" square, as are Annys, Orbits, Kodak Master View and the grey Calumet. But time and production variances take their toll.

Kodak with their 5x7 2Ds use 4.25" square. Deardorff used a standard size 6x6 but rounded the edges to reduce cracked corners.

For my "need a lensboard in a hurry" I use 1/4" baltic birch plywood.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nick



Joined: 16 Oct 2002
Posts: 494

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2003 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

On 2003-05-26 18:22, kaliushkin wrote:
Hi, Fishhead:

I'm writing because I had a related problem. I bought a lens at B&H but it wouldn't fit any of the lensboards that came with the camera.

It turns out that Wisner lensboards fit perfectly. I just bought a new Copal 1. Problem solved.

My impression is that the Graphic View II lensboards are nonstandard.



Are you saying the lens wouldn't fit the board or the boards wouldn't fit the camera? If you're saying the lens wouldn't fit the boards you have then it's because they have the wrong hole. Blank boards can be drilled to whatever you need. If you're saying you got a wisner board to fit the camera then it's pretty obvious the board is fairly standard. You've got a board from a different maker to fit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kaliushkin



Joined: 26 May 2003
Posts: 3
Location: New York City

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick:

Are you saying the lens wouldn't fit the board or the boards wouldn't fit the camera? If you're saying the lens wouldn't fit the boards you have then it's because they have the wrong hole. Blank boards can be drilled to whatever you need. If you're saying you got a wisner board to fit the camera then it's pretty obvious the board is fairly standard. You've got a board from a different maker to fit.

Yes, I'm saying the lens wouldn't fit the board. I don't know enough about resources for getting a blank board and drilling it; it was an easy solution to get a Wisner board with a #1 hole. It's an off-the-shelf solution.

I think its also important to note that the #1 Graphic lens board it not the right size for a Copal #1 shutter.

_________________
Dan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> View Help All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group