Auteur: Dan Fromm
Date: 07-10-2005 20:44
Herve, another thought. I've bought from the vendor who offers the lens you asked about. I believe he's honest. Ask him whether the lens he offers has separations.
And another thought. The Compur #00 shutter the lens is in is intended for the Graflex XL, a rangefinder camera. The shutter has no "T" speed, no cable release socket, and no "press focus." The Graflex XL focusing mount for the 58 Grandogon incorporates a cable release socket. As is, focusing the lens and then releasing the shutter aren't as easy as most of us would like.
Les Newcomer, a moderator on www.graflex.org, uses a 58 Grandagon on a 4x5 camera. He's sent me a picture that shows how he improvised a cable release socket. I'll send it to you from home later this weekend.
The person who gave mine to me (ok, I paid him $26, including postage, I think that counts as a gift) used it on 4x5 and liked it. He and Les say that it just covers 4x5 with no movements.
Les' trick won't work for me, but I have an empty Compur #00 with a cable release socket. Sooner or later I'll put my lens' cells in it.