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    Default Adapter Solutions Pariplan

    I have fabricated an adapter sleeve set which is somewhat universal and quite simple in construction.

    Tom (Trombatisimo) told me of some other methods to accomplish this objective for which I am appreciative. As I began this DIY

    I looked around for material I had on hand. Kydex was my solution.

    The Pariplan 10X GF EP is not 1.25 nor us it .965.
    I needed an adapter.

    I have used two strips of Kydex to form split on one side. In my application I use both sleeves, one inside the other... then the Lens set inserted into the inner sleeve.
    Kydex is a thermoplastic which is very strong and easy to form. It can be had in several thicknesses. I used what I had at hand.
    I cut two strips of appropriate length to fit inside of the 1.25 diagonal opening with a small split...ends of strip NOT butted. I first formed the outer sleeve then formed the inner sleeve inside the radius of the outer sleeve which had I left inserted in the 1.25 diagonal opening.
    These two sleeves then slip over the lens body tube.
    Some slight fitting was needed to reduce the outer sleeve which expands a tiny fraction when the lens is inserted into the inner sleeve. This fine fitted was done with a sponge sanding block and took about 5 minutes.
    This setup worked well in my Bushnell 60MM as it allows for some focus length adjustment while the lens is inserted in the telescope. The lens cell can be adjusted as to depth in the sleeve assembly, thereby adding or subtracting in-focus or out-focus movement. I needed to do this on the Bushnell.
    On my ES127 and ES80 I needed no focus adjustment. The lens fits snugly and the compression ring may be tightened if you desire. When the compression ring is tightened it also compresses the split sleeves on my adapter.
    This set up can be adapted to any of the smaller diameter microscope lens cells quite nicely.
    Hopefully this will be useful.

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