Jump to content


Photo

Du-niiiiiied


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Paul Bruening

Paul Bruening

    (deceased)

  • Sustaining Members
  • 2858 posts
  • Producer
  • Oxford, Mississippi

Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:56 PM

Les Zellan, THE Chairman of Cooke, sent me a NICE email back saying they could do only their lenses because of the complexity of such a job. Zeiss sent back a CURT email saying they don't do other manufacturers' lenses. Who took over the Nikon production? Cosina makes them. Who is the distributor now?

Oh, well. Anyone know a nice cutter with the lens design software? It's all done in the computer, you know. I've downloaded freeware that does it. I just don't happen to know what numbers to plug into it. Well, there's that thing about having an engineering degree, ten years of experience or more and a lens manufacturing shop to do it all in. Other than that, I'm completely good to do it myself.
  • 0

#2 John Sprung

John Sprung
  • Sustaining Members
  • 4635 posts
  • Other

Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:03 PM

You might ask the astronomy departments at nearby universities. 40+ years ago, UCLA used to have in-house lens grinding. They were set up in the basement of a big concrete building to get as vibration-free as possible. I talked to a guy there who was making aspherical correction plates. Or, they may know a place to outsource lens work.




-- J.S.
  • 0

#3 Paul Bruening

Paul Bruening

    (deceased)

  • Sustaining Members
  • 2858 posts
  • Producer
  • Oxford, Mississippi

Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:10 PM

Thanks, John. Much appreciated. If this works and is reasonable in cost, lots of folks might enjoy the benefits. It will take a proper engineer to see if it can be done without unforeseen-insurmountables.
  • 0


Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

CineLab

Ritter Battery

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

FJS International, LLC

The Slider

Willys Widgets

Visual Products

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Opal

Aerial Filmworks

Technodolly

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

The Slider

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

Abel Cine

CineLab

Wooden Camera

Willys Widgets

Opal

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

FJS International, LLC

CineTape

Glidecam

Technodolly

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

Visual Products

Broadcast Solutions Inc