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Taken 14-Jul-12
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Keywords:D700, sound blimp
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Dimensions800 x 571
Original file size174 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken14-Jul-12 15:04
Date modified16-Jul-12 21:02
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length55 mm
Focal length (35mm)82 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/200 at f/11
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x

The 'standard' lens tube is a regular 4" female adapter PVC fitting. The business end of the lens tube is made from a regular plug which screws into the female adapter front thread.

Instead of gluing a piece of glass directly to this end cap, I opted to use a 82 to 77 mm step-down ring. This lets me use regular 77 mm filters which I already have, and can use on my lenses when I don't need them on the blimp. A less obvious benefit is that by removing the filter I can get a good grip on the end cap when I need to transfer it between the short and long lens tubes.

Just behind the lens inside the tube, you can see a part of the bolt used to attach the tripod mount to the bottom of the lens tube.