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#1 Ian Cooper

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:12 AM

I've recently managed to pick up 2nd hand the crank handle to fit on my Angenieux 12-120 lens. The next thing I need to do is get some tiny screws to hold it on!

Does anybody happen to know what size thread they are?



Given the nationality of the manufacturer, I'm guessing they'll be metric. A check with a vernier shows the clearance holes in the crank are 2mm, but checking the core diameter of the thread in the lens is a bit inconclusive.

I'm guessing the likely candidates are M1.4 , M1.6 or M1.8, with the larger two being the most likely, but I don't have examples to hand to just quickly check.


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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:07 AM

Definitely metric, and if it's smaller than M2 I'd be willing to bet it's M1.6.

M1.4 is really tiny and usually used for set screws, and I've never come across M1.8 in a cine lens. Sometimes M1.7, but M1.6 is much more common.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:59 AM

Definitely metric, and if it's smaller than M2 I'd be willing to bet it's M1.6.

M1.4 is really tiny and usually used for set screws, and I've never come across M1.8 in a cine lens. Sometimes M1.7, but M1.6 is much more common.


Thanks.

I think M1.6 is the one in the 'preferred' metric series - but of course that doesn't mean it's the one the lens manufacturer has chosen to use!

I'll see about getting some M1.6 and M2, then see which go in smoothly.
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:23 PM

For future reference, the holes in question are threaded M2, and the screws needed to hold the crank handle on are countersunk M2 x 5mm.

It's also worth noting that the holes go straight through the barrel of the lens to the inside, so without anything in the holes there is a path for dirt/moisture to get to the lens internals.


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