RBT Lens linkage kit

RBT Lens linkage kit 3d printed The first attempt at fitting the kit to the camera
The first attempt at fitting the kit to the camera
RBT Lens linkage kit 3d printed The first attempt at fitting the kit to the camera
RBT Lens linkage kit 3d printed The first attempt at fitting the kit to the camera
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RBT Lens linkage kit 3d printed The set of parts, as they arrived
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RBT Lens linkage kit 3d printed Only the clamp screws, their nuts, and the pivot pins are missing from this kit of parts for linking a pair of Tokina lenses for my RBT X5 stereo 3-D camera
RBT Lens linkage kit 3d printed Only the clamp screws, their nuts, and the pivot pins are missing from this kit of parts for linking a pair of Tokina lenses for my RBT X5 stereo 3-D camera
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RBT Lens linkage kit 3d printed
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About this Product

A kit of parts for linking the controls of a pair of Tokina lenses, to fit my RBT X5 stereo 3-D camera

Dimensions

IN: 2.756 w x 2.598 d x 3.012 h
CM: 7 w x 6.6 d x 7.65 h
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@Compeanphotography My apologies for not responding!!! I don't check my Shapeways messages very offten. Although I could design some kind of universal kit, I think it's better to optimize the dimensions for each particular application. It would also possible to create a range of compatible components, the end-user choosing the appropriate ones, the basic variables being barrel diameter and inter-axial distance. Thanks for the feedback. Cheers, Tony
November 3, 2014, 2:52 am
@JackJackJack Greetings! Thanks for your feedback. Please accept my apologies for not responding earlier; I don't check my Shapeways messages very often. When I bought the RBT camera, it was fitted with 28 - 85mm Nikkor lenses as specified by the original owner. Although they're very nice optically, they were so heavy that I didn't feel like using the camera, so I went Ebay-ing and found myself the pair of Tokina lenses. When they arrived, I discovered, to my initial horror, that they had opposite directions of thread on the focussing rings. It seems that Tokina, somewhere during the course of the production of these lenses, decided to change the focussing thread direction .... but they didn't change the part number of the lens, and fortunately, they didn't change the range or rate of the focussing ring thread. (Or maybe they always produced both directions, so that they could be matched to the original thread direction of the lenses they were intended to replace). My initial horror turned to pleasure when I realized that this gave me an excuse to create some gear-segment components. So the answer it YES! I have used this camera, a great deal, and I enjoy every usage. The reverse-linked focussing rings work perfectly: so smooth that it takes only a fingertip to move them. 3D hype? Bear in mind that Charles Wheatstone demonstrated stereoscopic 3D drawings to The Royal Society almost a year before the invention of photography, and the 3D photography craze has come and gone many times during the past 160 years. Why do we do 3D photography? The great architect Frank Lloyd Wright once wrote: "A feeling of space; nothing is more important". So, as sculptors choose three dimensions for their art, and architects create three dimensional spaces, 3D photographers revel in the sense of space that can be recorded and evoked by stereo photography. It's not a record of the object alone; it's a record of the object and its space, contained and surrounding. I have been shooting in 3D for 25 years now. It was born of a desire to bring back something more than flat rectangles from my hiking trips through spectacular mountain country, and has grown from there. Cheers, Tony Bignell President, Victorian 3D Society
November 3, 2014, 2:33 am
Why have you got the focusing rings going in opposite directions? Won’t work! Have you ever actually used this camera, or have you just been sucked into all the 3D hype?
September 21, 2014, 5:34 pm
Can you design a version of this to use on a variety of different twin-rig setups? A kind of universal lens linkage kit that has adjustable parts to accommodate different lens diameters and lens spacing. Or maybe different sizes instead of being adjustable.
November 8, 2011, 12:44 am
 
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