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Old August 3rd, 2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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My first adapter!

I know people have been building these things for a few years now, but I've finished my first adapter for my Optura Xi. The ground glass is flawed now after months of testing, but it still works. I'll try to find a replacement soon. The condensor made all the difference in the design. If the video doesn't work it's because I've used alloted bandwidth for the hour.

35mm--gg-l)--lens

Video: https://webspace.utexas.edu/rjs539/w...pturaXi%21.mov

Crappy pic of adapter: https://webspace.utexas.edu/rjs539/www/IMG_0883.JPG

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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The link for the movie is asking for a password.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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im getting the same problem here

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 06:41 PM   #4
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ok, i'll try to fix that, sorry.


Problem fixed. Sorry once again.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 07:35 PM   #5
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Sweet! Well done.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:28 PM   #6
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Thank you very much.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:53 PM   #7
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Awesome stuff. Looks really good.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 11:18 PM   #8
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What kind of condenser are you using?
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 11:27 PM   #9
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http://www.anchoroptics.com/catalog/...d=16&iid=21281

It's a 52.3mm 78.4 F.L. I fit this into a 55mm filter ring and secured it with the stopper the filter came with. Worked wonders on my uneven light distribution.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 01:25 AM   #10
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awesome, what are you using for static gg? Do you see grain? It looks good.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:41 AM   #11
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Well right now it's a ground uv filter, but i'm thinking about an optosigma or beattie, etc... Any suggestions? The one I have now is ok, but it does have a tiny ship on it now, and it probably looses more light than the professionally made ones.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:52 AM   #12
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Riley,
see my posts on this thread http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...7&page=1&pp=15 about the optosigma ground glass. it doesnt seem to diffuse the light enough.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 12:15 PM   #13
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Hey Riley,
could you graphic up your adapter with arrows and details which is which? You have alot of spacers in there and I personally would like to know where the GG is etc...
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Old August 4th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #14
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https://webspace.utexas.edu/rjs539/www/Adapter.jpg

I'm not very good with photoshop, but this should help a little. If you still have questions, let me know. The design isn't set in stone, I'm still tweaking.
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That is great ,thanks!
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