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Old 2nd May 2011, 07:19 AM
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I have an 480mm f9 lens mounted in a Compur 3 shutter but the aperture metal strip label starts at f6.8, so itís clearly the wrong one.



Whilst it makes little difference to the operation it would be nice to have the correct markings. Does anyone know from where I can get the correct label or get a new one printed.
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I dont know if this is any use, but when I use a lens in a mismatched shutter I've just stuck some tape over the scale and drawn my own. Similarly you can unscrew the metal strip, flip it over and use the blank side. For a less handwriten look it would be hard to knock something up on computer, print it out then laminate it.

I've not found it worth the hassle to pursue an "official" replacement, I bet they're quite expensive for what you get.
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Hi Dave - don't know of anywhere in the UK, but this lot
http://www.skgrimes.com/repair/index.htm
will do it perfectly, if you can deal with the expense of sending it over to the States.
I think Robert White did offer a service at some point though . . . however I am not sure whether they still do. Maybe someone on the UK LF forum will know.
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A couple of years back I did obtain a metal aperture label from Linhof and Studio.
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I have an 480mm f9 lens mounted in a Compur 3 shutter but the aperture metal strip label starts at f6.8, so it’s clearly the wrong one.



Whilst it makes little difference to the operation it would be nice to have the correct markings. Does anyone know from where I can get the correct label or get a new one printed.
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Don't know if this will help but it is quite easy if a little time consuming to make one in Adobe Photoshop (sorry) I have attached a copy of one I made for my 240mm F9 Computar.
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If it would help I could Email a Photoshop PSD which you could edit yourself.
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Don't know if this will help but it is quite easy if a little time consuming to make one in Adobe Photoshop (sorry) I have attached a copy of one I made for my 240mm F9 Computar.
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If it would help I could Email a Photoshop PSD which you could edit yourself.
Thanks, but mine is linear on the edge of the shutter. The lens is usable as it is provided I remember to add a stop to all settings, but it would be nice to have a proper label; but not at +$50. It's strange because the lens is a 480mm Rodenstock apo Ronar complete with their caps and a sticker on the shutter, but at some point in it's life things have got swapped around. Never mind, I can live with it.
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Thanks, but mine is linear on the edge of the shutter. The lens is usable as it is provided I remember to add a stop to all settings, but it would be nice to have a proper label; but not at +$50. It's strange because the lens is a 480mm Rodenstock apo Ronar complete with their caps and a sticker on the shutter, but at some point in it's life things have got swapped around. Never mind, I can live with it.
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I have just checked the maximum aperture setting on one of my Copal 3 shutters, it is 45mm so the maximum aperture you will get with a 450mm lens is a Copal/Compur 3 would be F10 by my reckoning, I stand to be corrected.
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