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Jim Moore

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I finally got a chance to get out and do some photographing today with my recently purchased G-Claron Lenses.

Is it just me or does the image on the ground glass actually look "Sharper" and more clear than it does with other lenses?

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I have 3 of them and they do rock, indeed! My barrel mount Apo-Nikkor process lenses appear to be in the same class.
 

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Heads Up! A 210 and a 240 right here at APUG

I have 2 more G-Claron's to sell. They really are great little lenses! Both of these will cover 8X10.

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jimgalli said:
I have 2 more G-Claron's to sell. They really are great little lenses! Both of these will cover 8X10.

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Jim Galli

I've got a 150mm, 210mm and 305mm G-Claron's, I am sold on the series. Tack sharp, contrasty, and much better lenses than I am a photographer :smile:
 

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I've got a 305 G-Claron and it makes some super sharp negatives. Every time I put a new neg on the lightbox I'm amazed all over again. But... I've got two other 12" lenses (Kodak Comm Ektar, Rod APO Sironar) that seem to produce the prints that I like best. I ain't giving up on the G-Claron especially since it's the only lens I got for 7x17. Maybe there's more ingredients in the soup than just sharpitude.
 

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G-Clarons are sharp lenses as the 99% of modern lenses.
Their plus is the coverage around 80 degrees that make them more usefull than the Plasmat lenses (Apo Symmar, Sironar). These have a little less of coverage and a huge weight so not so good for backpack or to carry in the fields.
They are not the ancestors of Super-Symmar because they were designed for repro machine.
Enjoy the G-Clarons a true sleepers and great glass.
 

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I have a 305 G-Claron that does not fit a Copal 1 Shutter... It is bigger. Any idea of why this lens is this way?

I was planning on having 210, 240, 270 and 305 lenses plus a single shutter for them all..... But this 305 has me stumped....
 

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Frank F said:
I have a 305 G-Claron that does not fit a Copal 1 Shutter... It is bigger. Any idea of why this lens is this way?

I was planning on having 210, 240, 270 and 305 lenses plus a single shutter for them all..... But this 305 has me stumped....
That doesnt sound right to me. My 305 is in a #1.
 

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Frank:

You have an older 305 G-Claron...I have the same one. Its still a G-Claron though...not a Repro-Claron. It will fit a #2 Copal, which is rather hard to find I must say. It took me some time to be able to find a #2 shutter on e-bay, but I finally did. Mine is fitted into a #2 Compur, which is a bit easier to find then the Copal one. ..and much less expensive.

Frank F said:
I have a 305 G-Claron that does not fit a Copal 1 Shutter... It is bigger. Any idea of why this lens is this way?

I was planning on having 210, 240, 270 and 305 lenses plus a single shutter for them all..... But this 305 has me stumped....
 

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I have 150mm and 210mm G-Claron lenses out of some sort of process camera. I would like to have them put in shutters. Is it as simple as getting the proper size shutter and screwing them in? Or do I need to have someone who knows what they are doing mount them? And who would that person be?
 

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ksmattfish said:
I have 150mm and 210mm G-Claron lenses out of some sort of process camera. I would like to have them put in shutters. Is it as simple as getting the proper size shutter and screwing them in? Or do I need to have someone who knows what they are doing mount them? And who would that person be?

My 150mm G-Claron is in a Copal 0 shutter and my 210mm is in a Copal 1, as is my 240mm G-Claron.

This is in agreement with the current Schneider G-Claron specifications:

http://www.schneideroptics.com/phot...laron/chart.htm
 

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my 210 and the 305 are both in the copal #1 The 150 is in a copal #0 and the 355 is in a copal #3.

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could it be a repro claron? Aren't they larger?



Not a repro...... a plain old G-Claron. I do not have a COpal 3 SHutter to test the theory, could somone please measure a shutter for me and tell me the correct (Approx) size of the threads on the front group so I can measure and compare......

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lee said:
my 210 and the 305 are both in the copal #1 The 150 is in a copal #0 and the 355 is in a copal #3.


Yes, I realize this. ( And it is why I bought the lens sight unseen... then this little bug-a-boo.....) the 240 and 270 are also Copal 1.
 

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Frank:

It fits a Copal/Compur 2 shutter. It should have a 45 mm thread, so check to be sure. Also check on e-bay for some shutters. They usually don't advertise it being #2, so you will have to ask the seller to measure the opening and make sure its 45mm.
 

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Some other Schneider lenses of the same vintage that can share a shutter with your 305 are 240/420 convertible symmar in Compur 2, 165 6.8 Angulon in Compur 2, and the pricey 150 Xenotar f2.8 which I can sell you if you have some $ to burn.
 

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Silverpixels5 said:
Frank:

It fits a Copal/Compur 2 shutter. It should have a 45 mm thread, so check to be sure.

The front cell group has a thread diameter of around 1 3/4 inches ( using a 24 inch rule!). That is around 43mm, and figuring my measurement accuracy, I could believe a real 45mm diameter. Copal 2 it is!
 
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