Zeiss dovetail screw ID

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75RR
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Zeiss dovetail screw ID

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I am thinking of adding a spacer to raise the dovetail of my Zeiss 60w illuminator in order to get it to fit on a beam splitter cube which has a Telan lens on it.

Need a screw that is about 10mm+ longer than this one.
Can anyone identify it?
Diameter of thread is 2mm, diameter of head is 2.8mm (has to fit in a 3mm hole. Thanks

Last image shows simulated setup.
The idea is to have both the 12v 60w and an electronic flash connected.

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Zeiss Standard WL & Wild M8
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Post by enricosavazzi »

I might have some of the screws used to attach bayonets to a Photomicroscope head (not the illuminator attachment), but it won't be easy to find them. My experience with Zeiss screws is not encouraging. They seem to have used a multitude of non-standard screws, so many that it looks like they designed new screws every time they designed a new piece of equipment. Even when the thread is standard, there is often something unusual with the screw length, the diameter and shape of the head, or other peculiarities.
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Post by 75RR »

Thank you enrico,

I have noticed some variations in the screw length between some dovetails.
I am hoping that in this case the thread is standard - I suppose it might be possible to adjust the length if necessary.

Adding a better photo of the screw:

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Post by 75RR »

Have been told that it is likely a M2 0.40

Thanks all
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