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Coolpix / Pentax XL adapter

Started by Joplin Motisher-Chittenden, 12/08/2003 06:13PM
Posted 12/08/2003 06:13PM Opening Post
I thought I'd post some images of a an adapter I made a while back to fit my 28mm threaded Nikon Coolpix 995 to my Pentax XL 7mm eyepiece. I used a couple plumbing parts and step rings. It is a tight friction fit around the eyepiece's rubber grip ring. It also allows the entire zoom range of the 995 to be used without vignetting.

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Posted 12/08/2003 06:14PM #1
Top view without the last step ring showing the eyepiece inside the adapter.

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Posted 12/08/2003 06:20PM #2
I used my Nikon Coolpix 995 and the homemade adapter with a Pentax XL 7mm eyepiece to capture this image of the moon.

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