- Feb 5, 2009
I think you have misunderstood me. I didn't say the module would not fit. I said that it would be inside the housing and therefore the focus ring would be unuseable. You seem to agree as you mention the catch to this. Yes, you can fit an Aixiz, but is it worth the modification to allow full functionality when there are host kits that are designed for Aixiz modules and the like? To allow the focus ring to be easily accessible without half disassembling your build you would have to remove the window, drill out the hole and move the Aixiz forward through the new hole thus destroying the, [questionable], waterproofing. This would mean further modification that, again, I feel would be work for work's sake. Might as well get a different kit but if it works for you then fine. I didn't suggest it couldn't or shouldn't be done but it's not as easy as simply inserting a green module which this host was designed for. I'm all for modification but I didn't want someone to go buying one of these thinking they are designed for both modules because they are not. They are designed for green modules only. Other modules can be made to fit but require some modification to either the module, (electrically isolated spring for example), or host to function fully. That is why I said you would have to make compromises.This is incorrect. You can easily press an aixiz module in the host and have the focusing ring accessible, it is long enough. I will take a picture of one later when I get home, if you like.
This is not necessary. I can show you with pictures (if you like), but an aixiz module will fit in deep enough that you can retain the waterproof aperture window and locking nut on the host, and it doesn't touch the aixiz module, and it is still focusable. The only catch is that you have to screw off the waterproof head to adjust the focus on the aixiz.
And actually the aperture window is not AR coated on the R-foss (unfocusable) hosts.
The only issue I have found is that you have to build an electrically-isolated spring (heat-shrink tubing works) that goes through the hole in the back of the aixiz module that is the proper length to contact the battery.
I had read that the window was AR coated but I stand corrected.
@ jander6442 - Nice modified host. With imagination this host can be modified and retain all functionality.