Pressman Busch C lens on D model?

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by normmamiya, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. normmamiya

    normmamiya Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Med. Format RF
    I'm almost a newbe in LF.

    I have a good deal for 4 lenses who fit on a C model Pressman.
    Can I use these lens on a D model camera with enough movements with the front and the rear standards? Are these lens will fit on a D lens holder?

    I have a Tele-Xenar Linhof 240 mm and 3 Wollenstak-Raptar lenses,
    65, 101 and 200 mm

    Any advise will be appreciated.
  2. munz6869

    munz6869 Subscriber

    May 17, 2004
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    4x5 Format
    I reckon only the 200mm would give you enough area on a model D. The Raptar lens is a nice sharp tessar design, with only a reasonable amount of coverage. Similarly the Tele-Xenar most likely only has enough coverage for 6x9 also. That is a nice range of lenses for the Model C though!! I have the 101mm Raptar only on mine.

  3. r-brian

    r-brian Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Albuquerque, NM
    Medium Format
    I have a 240mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar (1949 vintage) that covers 4x5 just fine, with room for some movements on my Tachihara. In fact, when I bought it, it was mounted on a Pressman Model C board. I have seen the Tele-Xenar advertised as only covering 6x9 so maybe there are more than one version. I'm guessing the 65mm is a 6x9 lens, and I know that the 101mm is a 6x9 lens. Don't know about the 200mm. Having had a Model D, there are no movements on the rear, just the front, one of the reasons I got rid of it. Also, a 65mm will not work on a Model D. My 90mm would just barely fit on the back of the rail, another reason I got rid of it. I can actually use my 65mm Ilex Acugon (that covers 4x5 but doesn't have any room for movements) on a flat board on the Tachi.