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Macro_Cosmos
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Component Flocking Fun

Post by Macro_Cosmos »

I designed and ordered some adapters for a couple threadless lenses from a guy I know in China, they finally came in. Pretty good quality!

I designed my adapter to have standard M42x1 threads that can be easily adapted to my Thorlabs SM2 tubes. There's also a larger stopper rim to prevent wobble when being housed in the M42 adapter. Retaining rings can be used to stop this but I can't seem to find M42 ones. There's thin M42>M39 adapters that should do the same thing.

The Minolta 5400 one is a tight fit, the Scanner-Nikkor 7-element one is a bit loose. This is due to my liberal measurements, luckily, flocking made it tight.
The tubular lenses are secured via 3 silicon tapped M4 set screws.

The next step is designing a mechanism that allow polarisers to be mounted with ease.

I did think about designing a universal adapter, but there's no cost savings according to the friend. I just went with the standard M42 instead. I also have a truly universal one that uses a clamping shell mechanism designed, I was quoted pretty ridiculous figures for one copy.

I flocked both the internals and the rim of the adapter:
It's likely unnecessary to flock the rim.
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Here's the stuff I use:
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I find flocking to be relaxing and enjoyable. Have some music in the background or a video playing, then get busy!

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Post by NikonUser »

you forgot the vinly/rubber gloves; prevents fingerprints on the glass!
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Post by ray_parkhurst »

NikonUser wrote:you forgot the vinly/rubber gloves; prevents fingerprints on the glass!
Most rubber or vinyl gloves I've used will leave prints. They usually have release compounds or other oily or dusty coatings that leave marks.

Macro_Cosmos
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Post by Macro_Cosmos »

NikonUser wrote:you forgot the vinly/rubber gloves; prevents fingerprints on the glass!
Yeah it would be better to use one, but it just doesn't feel right when cutting stuff etc.

If I get the lens smudged (ie, the photo above... lol), I'll just clean it.

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