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Anniversary Speed - replace front standard?
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LF4Fun



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:47 am    Post subject: Anniversary Speed - replace front standard? Reply with quote

Hi,

I have a functional anniversary speed. I want to add front tilt to it ( I need it for landscape photography ). My question is, can I take a front standard from a crown and put it in the anniversary speed? I suppose I could buy a crown but I'm in a limited budget here.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC the rails have a different section.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pacemaker Graphic front standard has different throat opening/bellows dimensions than the Anniversary. You will have difficulty attaching the Anniversary bellows to the Pacemaker Standard whether it came from a Crown or Speed.
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LF4Fun



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you guys... so I basically stuck with the Anni. Hmmm, can I some how modify it to add front tilt? any instruction/guide/tips is welcome.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey LF4Fun

just get a pacemaker to start with!!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://graflex.org/helpboard/viewtopic.php?t=5821
donsmerz mentions a mod in view camera, I assume magazine, for the Pacemaker. It may be adaptable to the Anny. I am not a subscriber to VC so I do not know what article he is referring to.
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LF4Fun



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys... maybe I should keep the Anni as it is, maybe restore it a little bit. It's just a nice camera to look at.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LF4Fun wrote:
Thanks guys... maybe I should keep the Anni as it is, maybe restore it a little bit. It's just a nice camera to look at.


Do not under rate the Anni. Go out and learn to use it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've wanted front tilt on my anniversary ever since I bought it. Yesterday I just found a dirty, stripped down parts Pacemaker at an antique store for a few dollars. Figured I see what I could do with the parts.



Swapping the rails & front standard was pretty damn easy. Bellows weren't a problem, I just kept the Anniversary's lensboard attachment thingy. Works for me as those 4x4 lens boards are super easy to self manufacture for new lenses.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of duct tape are you using? Commercial grade? Industrial grade? Mil-Spec grade? Space flight rated? Please advise.

Would blue duct tape be better than black duct tape?

Interested readers want to know!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The duct tape is a soviet secret.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this is a strict need to know classification?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More of a "you don't want to know," Steve.

I don't use duct tape, its too messy and much too insecure. The black masking tape sold as darkroom tape works well, leaves little, usually no, residue and doesn't come off spontaneously without a lot of abuse.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the purpose of mounting old lenses with missing flanges, whatever black stuff I got at Wal-Greens has been working well enough. I just tap the hole a big larger than the thread into the lensboard, line the opening with tape so that threading the lens into it is real tight. It gets the job done. I'm not picky.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if one replaces a front standard with a front standard from an different model camera, then the camera has a non-standard standard, right?

If so, then how could one maintain one's photographic standards?

LF photography is confusing!
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