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NoDak

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Found lens spacer rings for cheap.
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:08:00 PM »
Well I have been getting more and more comfortable with using the Chronos. However, one thing that continues to annoy me is how far away the minimum focus is, especially with how small some of the things I want to film are and not having the ability to use an HDMI monitor. Unscrewing the lens and spacer technically works, but reproducing your lens position is impossible and leaving your lens loose like that is an accident waiting to happen.

With my testing, it looks like adding 1.5-2.5mm of spacers with the Computar 12.5-75mm lens will let me focus down to 6-12" from the subject. The penalty in terms of image brightness is virtually imperceptible.

Some places online want several dollars per spacer. Thankfully eBay gives us more options.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H1.XC-mount+Lens+spacer.TRS0&_nkw=C-mount+Lens+spacer&_sacat=0

I personally ordered some of the .5mm out of tolerance spacer rings from Singapore. Copper is soft enough that I'll be able to open them up slightly with my set of mini-files if I need to.

I figured I would post this in case others wanted to get some spacer rings of their own.

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Re: Found lens spacer rings for cheap.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 11:03:37 PM »
You can also Try Diopters.
Those can be Found on ebay from China for cheap.
You mount them on the Front of the Lens.
I use Small Spacers like those ones, you posted, or even some Spacers i cut out of paper or Plastic Foil myself.
And i Also use Diopters for some Things.
I found it good to have both options.
Cutting them out by yourself from Foil or Paper is a bit sketchy but works and is the cheapest option i found yet. You will maybe need to stack some of them then to get the prefered thicknes.