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New lens panels…..

Now I can usually knock up a lens panel out of plywood when need be but they are usually square or rectangular, now a circular lens panel, whats all that about?

The Billcliff 12×15 inch camera has a round lens panel and thanks to my Uncle Norman back in South Wales I now have two new panels made out of a piece of mahogany that John gave me. The lenses fit perfectly but I still might fit two extra brass tabs to hold the panels in place. Two of these lenses are real heavy and will need the extra support.




And rather than the usual brass screws I’ve had to use M3 bolts to secure the lens flange to the panel….better safe than sorry.




  1. Rob
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:54 AM | #

    Love the bolts! :)

  2. Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM | #

    Hi Rob, Its a fairly thin lens panel for such a heavy lens, the lens came originally with the bolts as it was attached to a metal sheet rather than wood, so I thought it might be a good idea to re-use them.


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