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11-24-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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SOLVED. Nitec relay lens .What does it do?

SOLVED!! Hi, This is a relay lens by Ni-Tec inc. Part #sd00383

One end is labelled 'to 35mm camera - magnify" the other end "to 18mm camera - minify".

Any ideas as to what it does/how to use it/where it mounts?


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11-24-2008, 02:56 AM   #2
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I believe it is used as the 'go between' for connecting a video camera to a microscope.
11-24-2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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That would make sense as it is originally from a research facility that studied bugs and little critters.
Presumably, as it is labeled (Factory label) for 35mm or 18mm camera then it could be used between a film camera and a microscope.
I am off to look in the junk box as I am sure I saw an old(simple) microscope there.
If I can find it I will give it a try and post back.

Come to think of it I have a book on microscopes somewhere, will hunt it out and see what it says.
Thanks for the lead.

EDIT.
Yes, found the old microscope and after some fiddling (removed eyepiece, removed 1/2 tube, placed adapter between tube and relay lens then mounted other end of relay lens to camera via k-mount/m42 adapter) it worked!!

Thanks again for the pointer in the right direction and yes, one of the screw-on rings it came with can only be a sleeve to mount a video camera but I am happy to have got it working for film.

Last edited by bobD; 11-25-2008 at 03:07 AM. Reason: experiment proved purpose
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