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by RobertOToole
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Schneider Kreuznach Enlarging Lens Aperture Ring Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3993

Robert--nice score! :D Like you, I purchased my set of Edmund Optics spanners second-hand on eBay, for a price similar to what you paid. But prior to my purchase, I spent a fair amount of time watching and waiting for the kind of deal you saw. Thanks, I got lucky using google image search ( https:/...
by RobertOToole
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Schneider Kreuznach Enlarging Lens Aperture Ring Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3993

...... I replaced my specimen with an Edmund Optics Spanner Wrench Set , which costs considerably more than most eBay spanners. It is a very well-made tool that does its job with quick, authoritative precision; it is not at all fiddly or prone to slip. --Chris Thanks again Chris! That Edmunds 70751...
by RobertOToole
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: How To Break the Famous Labophot-2 Plastic Focus Gear
Replies: 32
Views: 14361

Finally I got around to installing a new metal gear in my damaged Nikon Labophot 1 type focus block. Big thanks to Lothar (aka lothman) for supplying me with a new metal gear. He was even kind enough to machine the gear for the 3mm shaft, what a guy! Nikon Labophot 1 style focus block http://www.rob...
by RobertOToole
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Schneider Kreuznach Enlarging Lens Aperture Ring Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3993

Strictly speaking, Schneideit i s is the detachment of black paint from the girdle (or other part of an optical element) painted black and not meant to transmit/reflect light. It is usually seen as mirror-reflecting areas along the girdle of an element. In your lens, this does seem to be the case a...
by RobertOToole
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Schneider Kreuznach Enlarging Lens Aperture Ring Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3993

I replaced my specimen with an Edmund Optics Spanner Wrench Set , which costs considerably more than most eBay spanners. It is a very well-made tool that does its job with quick, authoritative precision; it is not at all fiddly or prone to slip. Nice link Chris thanks, that Edmunds unit has a lot b...
by RobertOToole
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Schneider Kreuznach Enlarging Lens Aperture Ring Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3993

Schneider Kreuznach Enlarging Lens Aperture Ring Replacement

A couple of months ago I picked up a nice Schneider Kreuznach APO-Componon HM 4/45 enlarging lens for almost nothing mounted on an Aviiva camera for a line scanning industrial application. The lens was perfect optically and the body was really clean but it had a damaged filter thread. FYI this type ...
by RobertOToole
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon MM-11 C Measurescope Vertical Set Up Project
Replies: 36
Views: 11256

After waiting a couple of weeks for the new working surface plate this what arrived. The supplier thought it was okay to send a honeycomb 12 x 12 x 1 inch ferrous steel plate in a 12 x 12 re-used cardboard box with no added protection other than a plastic bag around the plate. I didn't even bother t...
by RobertOToole
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus Air Camera-less sensor body Looks Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Interesting, I didn't expect to see this today, the Olympus Air is the number 1 and 4 best selling new/future release.

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by RobertOToole
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus Air Camera-less sensor body Looks Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Saul wrote:
RobertOToole wrote:
Looks like the manual is only available in Japanese
Hi Robert, Rik,

You can download Olympus Air app, it has English manual.

Saul
Thanks Saul I will check it out.

Robert
by RobertOToole
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus Air Camera-less sensor body Looks Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

I did not see flash trigger either, when I looked into it a few months ago. There may be WiFi products that allow you to trigger flash, but those may not be your easy-to-use conventional types. I assume this Air model is significantly lighter than a typical micro 4/3, and its sensor comparable to l...
by RobertOToole
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus Air Camera-less sensor body Looks Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

That looks very interesting. I would read more, but I can't figure out where to get a manual for it. (Searching on "olympus air manual" mostly gets me info about endoscopes.) [/url] --Rik Looks like the manual is only available in Japanese for now: https://support.olympus.co.jp/jp/support/dlc/archi...
by RobertOToole
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus Air Camera-less sensor body Looks Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Olympus Air Camera-less sensor body Looks Interesting

Hope this hasn't been posted here already. The form factor and specs look very interesting for close-up/macro photography. Olympus Air Quick specs: $299 16MP Shoots in RAW SDK (dev kit) available (in Japan at least) Micro USB card M4/3 Mount Wi-Fi Remote Control 10fps BURST SHOOTING Electronic Silen...
by RobertOToole
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Thorlabs /Arca compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Arca swiss is a 38.1mm dovetail but I would imagine an arca compatible clamp would accommodate an extra couple of millimetres. Might be worth buying a short length to try it out. Mind you, their own clamping platforms are only $27.30 so about the same as an arca clone. Arca Swiss quick release dove...
by RobertOToole
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: How To Break the Famous Labophot-2 Plastic Focus Gear
Replies: 32
Views: 14361

Very interesting Rik, thanks a lot for sharing. I think you are right about the cause of the damage. My Labophot-1 style block came to me with a tiny bump or skip in the fine focus travel. I pulled the block apart to find a cracked, split gear. I have a replacement metal gear on the way thanks to th...
by RobertOToole
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon MM-11 C Measurescope Vertical Set Up Project
Replies: 36
Views: 11256

Thank to everyone for info and the links! Finally I have some progress on my project to report. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3062_MM11BlockPlateClampRobertOToolePhotography2015post1_1.jpg Nikon MM block with Newport plate and Henjar QR clamp. Since my Nikon MM variant did not featur...