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disassembling Pentax XW series

Started by ks1u, 05/06/2005 04:38PM
Posted 05/06/2005 04:38PM Opening Post
I am determined to use the Pentax XW14 in a binoviewer, but in the event the eyecup is too wide I want to be familiar with its disassembly. I have removed the rubber grip and see the two sections of the eyecup assembly. The Pentax Customer Service rep said he thought there was a set screw, but there is not. I don't want to screw things up or down too far and in the wrong direction. Does anyone know how to get these two pieces apart without damaging the eyepiece? Thanks for any advice.

George
Posted 05/07/2005 05:24AM #1
Good for you. I, however, gave up on using my Pentax 14mm XW's with my Baader binoviewer. Having a working eyecup is a must for me as I observe often in suburbia and stray light is an issue. I bought a pair of 14mm Radians instead. Are the Radians as nice optically? No, but the work physically. Too bad, the Pentax XW's are fantastic eyepieces.

I still have my 5.2mm XL for mono use.

George Blahun, Jr. said:
I am determined to use the Pentax XW14 in a binoviewer, but in the event the eyecup is too wide I want to be familiar with its disassembly.
George