Alaskan --- I know this is an old thread but I have new info.
A friend of mine in TX got one similar to this and from the specs, it appears that the "flash" tubes
are high pressure CW Krypton tubes with the liquid cooling. They use a three stage power source
and are series triggered with the...
Those UV cure adhesives work well for me. I got my first "sample" from my dentist
and now I use some found on the bay. They set up quickly and don't seem to mess
up the optics. The seem to hold well but the joint will break clean if needed.
RC --- Good info there. A bit pricy for an old fart like me.
I get SMA RF connectors and punch the guts out -- then I machine the optical
mounts! The RF connectors (about $4 each) make for simple fittings. I'm simply trying to get
the right FL combinations to make it happen.
I'm good with...
About two years ago, I toasted the SMA output on a FAP800 module. I cut the "snout" back about .20" and carefully polished it with crocus cloth and then optical polish. It looked like new but the burn extended back too far to save it.
Chris sold me a new module and I found a Coherent 6" fiber...
Alaskan -- Chris,
The bestus flash tube I have found for an SSY is a replacement for a Nikon SB900.
The price is right but the specs are as follows:
OD 3.61 mm
Length 47.6 mm
Arc Len 32 mm
This is a bit small but should light up most of the rod. The Dia is also small...
Hey -- I got mine 2 years ago and burned the slit out.
They sent me a new slit and I "glued" it in.
Mine is calibrated with a 405 and a 638. 532 shows
right on. Close enough for hobby use -- I'm happy.
For most of us, this is a hobby and the price is right.