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Old October 18th, 2004, 11:17 AM   #1
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Agus35:How can I make it so it fits larger 52mm(?) and smaller 37mm lenses?

Im working on this machine atm.

But i want it to fit not only my single chip cam but also an Xl1,Dvx and Pdx10 lens size.

Can i use some sort of universal mount to work with all these lenses?

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Old October 18th, 2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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You wont achieve a universal fitting easily. For the DVX you would need a close-up lens with 72mm filter thread mount.

Century Optics make an achromatic diopter which should be your choice rather than a single element close-up lens.

You might then in a camera shop, find several step-down adaptor rings to match this 72mm lens to your smaller 37mm mount.

The XL1 presents a different problem which are extensively addressed in the XL1 threads.
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Old October 21st, 2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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Could i get the pdx10 to work on the agus (setup for my single chip 37mm lens diameter) with a 42mm to 37mm convertor?

Would this cause any problems?
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 12:49 AM   #4
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I don't know what the diameter of the front element of a PDX10 is. On a PD150, with 52mm (58mm filter mount), a 44mm diameter on the close-up lens I use, causes vignetting which makes any gg image larger than the 24mm x 18mm movie frame unusable.

Maybe go to your photgraphic store with a box or choloclate wrapper with a standard barcode on it which is about the right size for still-camera frame, try their close-up lenses on the PDX10 and see if you can get a good frame on it without the bars being curved in the image. I suggest the box because it won't fall over when you set up your test on their counter or display cabinet.

A +7 will put your barcode about 5" (140mm) away from the front of the cam.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 08:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info Bob,

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