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CAUTION: non-satisfactory response to this issue

Post by 10x on Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:08 pm

Repeated calls to Opticsplanet has yielded no satisfactory explanation why the SF-FA adaptor will not mount correctly to a t-mount adaptor.

Paul D(?) advised he would have someone call me, yet this never occurred.

At this point, I can't photograph, which was a major priority for me. And it is a shame considering the SF-FA is a nearly $300 accessory.

I caution buyers to seek 100% confirmation that this issue will not affect them.

Re: Microscopy Adaptor SF-FA and t-ring

Post by 10x on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:36 am

Update on this issue:

I have spoken to Robin and Paul, who both say that an ordinary t-mount should work to attach the canon eos to the sf-fa.

I am awaiting another call back.

Re: Microscopy Adaptor SF-FA and t-ring

Post by 10x on Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:33 pm

Guest wrote:Hello,
Keep in mind that the camera has magnification of its own so it will be necessary to refocus.

Please let us know if you have further questions.


I am not sure what you mean by " camera must...refocus". The only lens in the optical path is the microscope objective, which must be focused as normal.

Note that I had confirmed via email before the sale that I just needed the SF-FA and a t-ring adaptor to photograph, as photography was a huge requirement for me.

Now, The t-ring adaptor that I have (Fotodix t2-eos) mounts to my camera fine, but it refuses to screw onto the sf-fa beyond approximately one turn.

Is it possible that the male threads on the sf-fa are coarser than the threads on the t-ring adaptor?

Also, please confirm that the adaptor that I need is NOT the M42 adaptor.

I think the best approach for me will be for you to point me to an Canon EOS to SF-FA adaptor that you know works.

I have a call into extension 353 voice mail now, and I am waiting for a call back.

Thanks
Steve.

Re: Microscopy Adaptor SF-FA and t-ring

Post by Guest on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:22 am

Hello,

The T-ring should be screwed on to the fullest extent. Keep in mind that the camera has magnification of its own so it will be necessary to refocus.

Please let us know if you have further questions.

Re: Microscopy Adaptor SF-FA and t-ring

Post by 10x on Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Update to my original post.

I was able to finally get the t-ring to screw onto the sf-fa.

After screwing it on until the t-ring stopped rotating, I mounted the camera.

The photos all appear out of focus. I am wondering if the t-ring is not fully seated onto the sf-fa.

Question:
Should the t-ring screw onto the sf-fa to the fullest extent? In other words, should the t-ring be screwed onto the sf-fa fully, so no sf-fa threads are exposed or unused?

I will call opticsplanet tech support and update this thread.

thanks.

Microscopy Adaptor SF-FA and t-ring

Post by 10x on Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:41 pm

Problem: Unable to connect SF-FA to t-ring

Details:
I purchased the Lomo SF-100 scope, with the SF-FA accessory.

I need to use my Canon EOS (10D) DSLR with the scope.

I bought a t-ring adaptor (Fotodiox T/T2 Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EOS Mount Camera from Amazon.com), that does fit my camera.

However, when I attempt to connect the t-ring on the camera to the SF-FA, the threads on the scope appear to be coarser or different than the threads on the t-ring. In other words, the t-ring will not screw onto the sf-fa. What am I doing wrong?

I was told to call support on Aug 5th, and I will update this thread with the info I receive.

Thanks.

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