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Lenses for a Super Graphic

 
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karnopp



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recently obtained a Super Graphic camera. I put a modern APO 135mm lens on it. I would like a trio of lenses. One wide
75-105mm and one long 240-300mm.

Somewhere on Graplex.org, it seems I saw the widest focal length which the Super can handle. And I would like to know if the Super can accomodate a 300mm lens.

If this information is here, I apologise.

Thanks
Bruce

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t.r.sanford



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body of the "Super" is pretty much the same depth as the "Crown." I don't have mine here to measure, but I think the total extension is over 12 ins. I'd guess, then, that it could accept a 300mm. lens, but you might need to devise some sort of modest extension to the lensboard if you wanted to focus close. A telephoto design would get you around this; Rodenstock made some good 270mm. true telephotos for Graflex.

Earlier discussion of the "Super" and wide-angle lenses mentioned that, unlike the "Pacemakers," the "Super" body does not hinge the rear section of the rail or 'yoke" to the part that travels on the bed. That discussion suggested that the way around this is to use a helical focusing mount (Schneider made them, and perhaps still does), attached to a lensboard. I'd guess that this would be important if the lens were shorter than 90mm. in focal length, but will defer to the "Super" owners on the exact cutoff.
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2004-09-06 13:58, karnopp wrote:
I have recently obtained a Super Graphic camera. I put a modern APO 135mm lens on it. I would like a trio of lenses. One wide
75-105mm and one long 240-300mm.

Somewhere on Graplex.org, it seems I saw the widest focal length which the Super can handle. And I would like to know if the Super can accomodate a 300mm lens.

If this information is here, I apologise.

Thanks
Bruce

I think that if you check, you'll find that the 17"/5.6 TeleRaptar (that's around 380 mm) was sold in shutter and can be used on a Super.

Cheers,

Dan
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard mounted 12 inch Kodak Commercial Ektar, Gorez Dagor, and simular in Ilex #4 shutter will just fit on the camera and will focus to about 25~30 feet.

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