Don't get us started on the subject of lens mounts or flanges. Milan Zahorcak does quite a nice little diatribe on that; you there Milan?
Ole, it must be nice for you to get back home; there's no way I would have your job. Too long away from cameras.....
--- In woodandbrass@ yahoogroups. com, "Ole Tjugen" <ole@...> wrote:
> I'll get home tonight.
> So sometime in the next few days I'll find my casket set tables and put them
> up on the www.casket-set. com site.
> These 15/25/35/45/ ... Aplanat sets tend to be German. The difficulty is that
> just about everyone made them, and it seems there were several makers who
> provided unmarked sets to others - cameramakers, instrument makers, cabinet
> makers and so on - for relabelling. The majority of these were never
> relabelled, except possibly on the box. My Chr. Fr. Winter Sohn set is a
> classic example of this. It may have been made by Rodenstock; I bought it
> with a 13x18cm "Reisekamera" marked with the same Winter name. Winter never
> made optics.
> Anyway I have found at least five slightly different cell threads in these
> sets, so that a cell from one set will generally not fit in a barrel from
> another. I don't know if each maker used their own threads - or even if each
> maker used whatever thread they just felt like using and everything is in
> fact incompatible! The only sign of compatibility I have ever found in
> German casket sets is that a flange I happened to have already (without
> attached lens; it sits on a front plate for a Thornton-Pickard T&I shutter)
> miraculously fit the Winter barrel.
> Casket sets are both interesting and infuriating. Just like German plate
> cameras there are hundreds of varieties with very little difference and lots
> of different makers who all made (or had made) very similar things over a
> very long period of time, and the vast majority left no records.
> English plate cameras would be so much easier...
> Ole Tjugen
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: "eric evans" <ericevans@. ..>
> To: woodandbrass@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:48:55 -0000
> Subject: [woodandbrass] Re: Casket set
> > Hi Fred,
> > I don't know if this is any help or not, but the only casket set I have is
> a Busch Satz 2. I have put pictures and what I hope are readable tables in
> my album, top left; it is marked "English Sliding Box Camera" until some
> kind soul on this list puts me out of my misery and tells me how to change
> the album title; until then, I hope these pictures are of some use, maybe.
> > Eric.
> > --- In woodandbrass@ yahoogroups. com, Fred /Maren Friedman <marenfred@>
> > >
> > > I had sent pix of the casket set last Friday, but upon checking, I do
> > > not see the photo on our Yahoo site. So, I am resending and hope this
> > > gets through. Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. As
> > > per previous emails, I am a novice in this matter and want to know how
> > > to try and use these lenses. What does one do to check focal lengths
> > > of the various back and front combinations and any thoughts on the
> > > nationality and/or maker.
> > > Many thanks,
> > > Fred
> > >
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