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    Default Baader zoom mkIII top eyerest question



    I received today an used MKIII.
    I don't understand how it works top part. See pic. I was not able to twist or rotate nothing. How it works? It seems it got stuck.
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    Default Re: Baader zoom mkIII top eyerest question

    If that is the eye-rest of the zoom, it shouldn't be screwed off from the body of the eyepiece. In some eyepieces the outer part of the eye-rest can rotate up and down to make it the most optimism position to rest your eye against (e.g.: if you are wearing glasses). This has nothing to do the the "zoom" function of the eyepiece though. It is "zoomed" by twisting the knurled rubber section below the eye-rest.

    I would screw the eye-rest back on tightly, and then gently rotate it's outer section to see if it moves up: this should not unscrew the whole thing!
    In any case, even if it doesn't move because it is stuck in some way, this should not effect the functioning of the eyepiece. If you aren't wearing glasses you shouldn't need to move it at all.

    If you have any other problems, can you show a picture of the complete eyepiece?

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    Default Re: Baader zoom mkIII top eyerest question

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    If that is the eye-rest of the zoom, it shouldn't be screwed off from the body of the eyepiece. In some eyepieces the outer part of the eye-rest can rotate up and down to make it the most optimism position to rest your eye against (e.g.: if you are wearing glasses). This has nothing to do the the "zoom" function of the eyepiece though. It is "zoomed" by twisting the knurled rubber section below the eye-rest.

    I would screw the eye-rest back on tightly, and then gently rotate it's outer section to see if it moves up: this should not unscrew the whole thing!
    In any case, even if it doesn't move because it is stuck in some way, this should not effect the functioning of the eyepiece. If you aren't wearing glasses you shouldn't need to move it at all.

    If you have any other problems, can you show a picture of the complete eyepiece?

    All the best,

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    PS: the above should read "the most "optimised" position"...! I hate it when the spell-checker on the computer changes words without your realising!

    Perhaps I should have simply said "the best position"...
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    Default Re: Baader zoom mkIII top eyerest question

    The rubber eyeguard in my pic i succeed to extract it. It resemble to be the "small eyerest" in Baader item pictures. So i suspect my "large adjustable eyerest" misses the part which twists with above another piece of rubber.....
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    Default Re: Baader zoom mkIII top eyerest question

    Quote Originally Posted by SunBlack View Post
    The rubber eyeguard in my pic i succeed to extract it. It resemble to be the "small eyerest" in Baader item pictures. So i suspect my "large adjustable eyerest" misses the part which twists with above another piece of rubber.....
    Can you include a photo of the eyepiece that you have. It is very hard to offer any more advice unless we can see the problem more clearly.
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    Default Re: Baader zoom mkIII top eyerest question

    Pics....bottom at left. Top at right.
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    Default Re: Baader zoom mkIII top eyerest question

    That's not a complete eyepiece. That looks like the top section off of a MKIII. Where's the rest of it?

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    My part is in the top left on image posted from ProfEclipse. It misses its top part with rubber.
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