Macro rig

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... let's be careful ... :)
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Vignetting test with the 3D printed turret adapter and Componon 80mm 4.0. Passed ...

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Sweet, very nice. So exactly what is the focus block from?

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Smokedaddy wrote:Sweet, very nice. So exactly what is the focus block from?
It was sold as a "Nikon industrial microscope focus drive"
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... well that will be difficult to find without knowing specifics. I like the idea. I was thinking of doing something like that with a BHMJ focus block but like this much better.

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It looks the same as the one on a Measurescope UM-2, UM-11 and some others. Labophot 1 is similar. 200µM/rev. Discussed recently regarding which side the bolts came through from!

Labophot 2 is 100µM/rev.

A BHMJ is also 200µM/rev, also about 30mm travel. Pretty much the same , though it also has a big hole through it for fitting to a pole.
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Saul what's the black plate with the slot-head screws though it? Did you make that too?
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ChrisR wrote:...though it also has a big hole through it for fitting to a pole...
I have that also, just removed :)
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... 577#227577
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ChrisR wrote:Saul what's the black plate with the slot-head screws though it? Did you make that too?
You mean this one ?
I had a luck on eBay, it is from the Reichert Microsctar IV head, it was just this plate and tube lens, exactly what I needed for this adapter. As you can see from this thread, I succesfully used the same type trino head for my setup. BTW, tube lens is removed in this adapter.

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If you like it, you can go different route - below you can see again bottom plate from some monocular head (suspect AO), mated with 42-72 adapter (not finished yet, have to screw it together, paint it)

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