Lens hole on whole plate camera

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  1. eunified61

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    Have a wooden whole plate camera with a hole and mounting plate around 50mm but a lens I bought has 80mm thread,is there a solution
     
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    Does the camera has interchangable lens boards? Sounds like a new lens board is the solution.
     
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    If the board is wooden, you could simply enlarge the existing hole.

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    Probably need a new flange, too. (Mentions “mounting plate” when I think means flange or whatever that holds the lens in).
     
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    measure your lens board and cut or buy a new one, drill a hole for the 80mm lens to fit (hole saw kits available at, for example, Harbor Freight)
     
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    There is no separate lens board,the lens is mounted directly onto the camera frame so I suppose I will just have to cut
     
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    Sounds like an usual camera! Can you post a photo?
     
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    Before you cut I recommend thinking ahead to the time when you have more lenses and they all have different mount hole sizes. The answer is removable lens panels each made for one lens. With a little ingenuity and some modest fabrication skills with softwood and rigid plastic sheet materials the existing setup can probably be adapted to provide a lens panel arrangement that will serve you well in the future.
     
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