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Lens capsport caps b4 ENG

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#1 Greg Kubik

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:31 PM

After a few days of searching the internet and making phone calls it has been painfully difficult to locate camera body "port caps" for ENG B4 (2/3") cameras. This is the cap that covers the sensor so  a pretty important part.

 

Sony's glorious parts department seems to think I'm speaking a different language even though I have given them the part number.

 

Can anyone please help me find these?


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:40 PM

Try MTF Services. They sell mount adaptors that take them, so they may be able to help.


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#3 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:11 PM

Here is one 


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#4 Tim Chang

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

A last ditch option could be to measure up your camera and design and print your own custom lens cap with a 3D printer (the plastic seems to have just the right stiffness-flexibility for lens/body caps).


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#5 Chris Millar

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:00 AM

I'm brushing up on Solidoworks skills (3D CAD) at the moment - cant imagine it being that complex, so if you send me the specs of the cap I can prob upload an .stl somewhere (3D printer file).


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#6 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:42 AM

Chris,

Tried to send you a dwg that will make it easy to spec a cap for the snot printer.  Give me a direct email and I will attach that. 


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#7 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:40 PM

Sorry,  my dwg was not a B4 mount.


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#8 Chris Millar

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 03:36 PM

First hit indicates there isn't much joy to be found: http://www.dvxuser.c...-Specifications

 

... maybe a patent search

 

Anyhoos, other things to be done in the meanwhiles    ^_^


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