So, after seeing all of Jim Galli's work and now Jeremy is on the band wagon..plus all of those great wet-plates everyone has been posting I picked up a Rapid Rectilinear brass lens. It is really sweet and looks great on the old Korona 8x10 (and even the 5x7 B&J). Mounted it in the Ilex No. 4 I had picked up some time ago, shutter no iris and it almost a perfect fit. Problem is the threads are different so was considering sending both of to Grimes to have an adapter made, the both off to Carol to for a good CLA (bulb on the shutter sounds just like all the other speeds - except 'T' which does open and close the shutter). The question is, am I throwing money away, the adapter and the CLA will cost more than I paid for both shutter and lens. I know I could just mount a Packard shutter on the lens, but since it did not come with a mounting flange, would have to either find one or have one made. Really like the idea I would have all those shutter speeds available. So what do you guys/gals that have some of the old brass lens do? Here is a shot I made this weekend with it...sorry had to PS it a bit just to even out the contrast (this is how I found out the shutter speeds were so off).