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PostLink    Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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I'm still digging and I have some idea, but if someone can easily tell me what lens options I have on LC PT18's, I'd appreciate it!


You can use
HD214, HD215 which have no corner focus adjustment.
HD117-12 (up to 168cm width) or HD117-24 with corner adjustment
HD18 also with corner focus adjustment (chuchuf conversion, link to other forum)

But there is a difference in C-element (from left to right as listed above) and the adapter ring hight is different(I can upload a picture from this later)

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kal can you make this thread a sticky? there are always questions about lens's and it hard to find this thread with the search engine.


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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done. Thread's a sticky now.
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks KAL !!!!!


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PostLink    Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are HD-114's from? and what lens are they similar to if any?


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PostLink    Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure they are very short, center-focus only, lenses used in RP sets. I believe there is one or two in my Barco RetroData801 (the lenses are mismatched, with R&B getting one type and G getting the other... don't remember which got which.)
I've got a complete set removed from another RD801... I don't remember if I committed to pictures before or not. Want pictures?

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok has any one tried to buff out very slight scuff marks from the inside lens caused by the front lens cover being used as a protector for the back side, i think during shipping the lens must have shifted lowering the outer casing allowing the lens to rub against the cover, now i have rings in the centers.? Isnt there some kind of coating on them?

I was thinking of useing the professional cerium powder to polish them out.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nashou66 wrote:
ok has any one tried to buff out very slight scuff marks from the inside lens caused by the front lens cover being used as a protector for the back side, i think during shipping the lens must have shifted lowering the outer casing allowing the lens to rub against the cover, now i have rings in the centers.? Isnt there some kind of coating on them?

I was thinking of useing the professional cerilium powder to polish them out.

Athanasios


Call your local optical company and ask them what they use. After all they have to put a final polish on the glasses they make right?

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most use cerium oxide. Try Mcmaster.com, search # 4335A18
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Ordered this stuff already Caswell Glass Polishing Kit

if it doesnt work I have other uses for it. I'll test it also on some HD8's i have first. I was planing to scuff them with 1000 grit sand paper then try this stuff.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nashou66 wrote:
I Ordered this stuff already Caswell Glass Polishing Kit

if it doesnt work I have other uses for it. I'll test it also on some HD8's i have first. I was planing to scuff them with 1000 grit sand paper then try this stuff.

Athanasios


Anthanasios,
Please report back letting us know if this stuff works. I need something like this.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wallace123456 wrote:
Nashou66 wrote:
I Ordered this stuff already Caswell Glass Polishing Kit

if it doesnt work I have other uses for it. I'll test it also on some HD8's i have first. I was planing to scuff them with 1000 grit sand paper then try this stuff.

Athanasios


Anthanasios,
Please report back letting us know if this stuff works. I need something like this.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't use 1000 grit, go finer! I use 3000 grit to polish clear coat scratches on my black truck followed by the polish. It makes for a mirror shine. 3M sells it, it's so fine it doesn't even look like sandpaper.

If you go 1000 you'll be polishing for days unless you also go 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000. Then polish. Oh and don't forget to wet sand. Don't let the paper get dry!

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

************ The first elements are NOT glass **********

Unless the lens are so damaged that you would throw them away otherwise,
(ie. there are unwatchable artifacts on the screen), it is very unlikely you will
improve matters by attempting to polish the soft acrylic first element. And,
any abrasive polishing will certainly remove the AR coating, which will reduce
throughput, and may increase halo effect.

A gentle cleaning will remove the particulates from the scuffing, and that
may be enough - the image is not coherent at the surface of that element.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasnt planning on sanding the damaged lens, I was going to test it on an HD8 with a scuff from the 1000 grit, the scuffs on my HD10Gt 17's look like a finer scuff. So if it works for that then it should work on the damaged lens'.

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zGman wrote:
************ The first elements are NOT glass **********

Unless the lens are so damaged that you would throw them away otherwise,
(ie. there are unwatchable artifacts on the screen), it is very unlikely you will
improve matters by attempting to polish the soft acrylic first element. And,
any abrasive polishing will certainly remove the AR coating, which will reduce
throughput, and may increase halo effect.

A gentle cleaning will remove the particulates from the scuffing, and that
may be enough - the image is not coherent at the surface of that element.

G


I ahvent even tried them yet as that PJ isnt in the theater. I should move it in there and do a quick and dirty to see if its noticable, it from the outer lens covers that were used from shipping, there is a slight ring abut 1/8 of an inch wide all around the center of the lens, cause by the rubbing of the plastic cover against it. so you think the cirium might make it worse?

I'll test it on the HD8s first.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the lenses first after a light cleaning. You would be best off retaining as much of the anti-reflective coating as possible !
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

""the scuffs on my HD10Gt 17's""

Ouch - I missed that part - sorry to hear it! - that's just plain wrong....

I have worked with many sets of lenses - the ones where someone had
scrubbed off a good sized patch of the AR coating on the first element
were completely useless. But some with gouges that I thought would
surely show on the screen, worked just fine.

When cleaning, it is best to use a diluted (distilled water 1:1) lens solution
sprayed on a lens tissue until it is just moist enough to be limp - let the tissue
drape on the element and slowly drag the tissue to the side, using NO pressure.

Repeat this in several directions - using a new tissue each time. It
is a slow process but you can achieve good results without causing
further damage - the acrylic lens and the AR coatings are very soft.
even a gentle rubbing when there is a miniscule speck of dust will
scratch it all to heck....And don't follow the dangerous advice,
often found in various forums, of using solvents such as alcohol.

You may need to finish up with a couple times of just distilled water,
don't soak the tissue though - and don't worry so much about
small streaks - going after the little streaks will lead to scratching.
Did I mention not using any pressure?
Its hard to resist the urge to scrub.....

Do not spray anything directly on the lens & Do not use compressed
air spray bottles (they will leave a film - very hard to remove)

Hope this will help.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are some pics water and lightly pulling a tissue wont cut it i think Sad

Lens 1


Lens 2




Sucks huh !

I tried some fine cut car polish by hand on one it didn't do any good but it didn't do any harm either as you can see it looked the same as when i got them, the third lens isn't as bad and i think it will be fine these are another story, what do you think?

Are the HD10 lenses that same I have a set of those I could try to remove these and swap them? Is it possible?

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:21 am    Post subject: ----- OUCH !!! Reply with quote

That looks pretty bad and very sad to see.....Can you make a claim against
the shipper or sellor? Packing was obviously very poorly thought out...

If not, you should just try them, use the worst one on blue & best on green.

I still think removing enough material to polish the scratches out will very likely
ruin the lenses, and removing the AR coating will happen in the first 0.0001
inches, right in the center....better to try and get your money back.....

Well maybe the little treatise on lens cleaning will help someone someday.



"""Are the HD10 lenses that same I have a set of those I could try to remove these and swap them? Is it possible?"""

If you are talking about swapping the first elements, it might be possible if you can find/build a large optical
spanner wrench - whether it would would work is somewhat unlikely - lenses are designed all the way
through - the ray tracing and chromatic corrections are a little bit complex and all have to add up...

But - you are quite an experimentalist - and I think that's a great quality - so I have a feeling we will
be reading more about this soon....


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