Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero)

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  1. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The female connector on the right looks more accurate than the one on the left.
    I think the release tab is the green version.

    I'd just wrap some rred wire, possibly from a transformer, around it you think there's wire there.
    Not totally convinced that here is.
     
  2. SubLevel5

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    I see something there that's shiny and has a red or copper color. I'm still undecided, I might just leave it the way it is. Yes, the one on the right has the correct female plug so that's the one I'm gonna be using. I might put the other one up for sale.
     
  3. almar bouwman

    almar bouwman Well-Known Member

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    Today I picked up a JVC monitor with the female part for only €12. Great deal if you ask me.
     
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  4. SubLevel5

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    I just got the B&H 624 that I ordered fot the gray center knob. So now I'm just waiting on Mannys metal transition box. When that comes in I can at least start. I'll have everything except the second lens.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. SubLevel5

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    Now I have everything. Mannys transition box is on its way and a couple of lens knobs from Trooper. My second lens did not come with them so the resin ones will have to do. For the price I got it for, I can't complain.[​IMG]

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  6. Dann

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    Man, whoever is bidding on that 660 on eBay right now is nuts!! No way in heck would I spend upwards of $500 on one of those dagummed things! So crazy.

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  7. teecrooz

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    The last 3-4 on eBay have all gone for over $500.
     
  8. SubLevel5

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    I saw that last night at about 10:30pm with no bids. I woke up at 5:30am and it was at $500.

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  9. trooper

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    did you see the bidder that cancelled, he bid over $4k
     
  10. 3DImpact

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    Hmmm... Why do I not see this when I search for "Kalimar 660" on eBay? Is it hidden away in some private auction or something?

    Makes me wonder what else I may be missing when I search for things...

    Dan
     
  11. Dann

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    Good Lord, I mean I guess if you have to have it, and you don't care about money, then whatever.

    But folks fighting over it to these crazy heights just makes it worse for future auctions, sellers will start expecting more and more crazy money for a camera that honestly isn't worth much more than maybe $80. We're doing this to ourselves!

    And of course the same thing happened with the flashes, and the scopes and everything else. Will we ever learn?

    It just makes me frown, that's all.

    I will say I'm relieved I got mine when I did. There's no way I would shell out that kinda dough for that camera.

    If you can't see the auction, maybe try spelling out the six sixty.
     
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  12. SubLevel5

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    Search Kalimar six sixty

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  13. 3DImpact

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    Thanks! I'm not going to bid on it, I was just wanting to know why my search wasn't picking it up. Much appreciated...

    Dan
     
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  14. Marv

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    Stupid thing is top bidder has bid twice is just wide open to being pushed to their spending limit, even by those who are not interested in it. Never understand the point of that, other than I think they must feel it puts others off!
     
  15. Seneca

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    I'll post this in the WTB also. Anyone have a kalimar hood and bracket they would sell and or the two knobs? Thanks guys
     
  16. Gary Weaver II

    Gary Weaver II Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can anyone share some really good photos of the frame for the top hood? It's the last part I need to get going on my build and I think I'm just going to need to scratchbuild it at this point.

    And to the poor guy that I caused to pay an extra $200 for the Kalimar today, I apologize. I only needed it for the hood frame and lens knobs :)

    Thanks
    Gary
     
  17. NickCline

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    Had these completed by scottjua fairly recently.

    Was bored this rainy afternoon, so thought I’d snap some pics.

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  18. DarkLyte

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    Progress on my new Macro build! Hoping to finish up the lenses by the end of the week. Just grabbed a new pump for my airbrush so hopefully the paint turns out looking good.

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  19. DarkLyte

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    In an effort to improve my resin lenses (unfortunately not Trooper's), I wanted to make sure the "glass" part of the lens really reflects. I know trying to achieve that with paint would never look right so I got a clear plastic Christmas tree ornament from Hobby Lobby, cut out a few discs in the right diameter and popped them in. I will say I'm pretty happy with the way they look so far! I'm going to paint the backs of them for the final install.

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  20. SubLevel5

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    They look way better

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  21. DarkLyte

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    I think so too. A coat of some color on the backside and they'll look great for what they are!
     
  22. trooper

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    your build is looking great !!, that stand is the coolest ever !!!!!!
     
  23. DarkLyte

    DarkLyte Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you and thank you! Looking forward to bringing this build closer to where it needs to be with your parts!
     
  24. nailuj

    nailuj Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I got some of Troopers parts last week. Mystery box, two lenses, triangular piece. They are superb. The mystery box / VTR plug is stunning. I loved putting that together and just holding it. Am I a bit weird?
     
  25. DarkLyte

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    Haha not at all! I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about his work and I can tell you I’m looking forward to putting the parts on my build.


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  26. trooper

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    *cough* checks in the mail for that ad ;) *cough*

    seriously though, thank you guys. it means allot to hear such nice things said about ones work
     
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  27. mgoob

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    Nice work on both those macros!

    Great stand and idea for the lenses.
     
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  28. Dann

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    I remember using plastic googly eyes for my resin lenses before I had two real ones, you did a great job with those, and the stand!

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  29. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hey dan, you need this big for you next cool build :)
    shown next to the correct size plug NFS :)





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  30. DarkLyte

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    Googly eyes! Why didn’t I think of that?!? Here I am making things more complicated for myself haha.

    And thank you


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  31. Dann

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    I actually don't think I was the first to use the googly eyes, I feel like someone here at the time gave me the idea.


    Trooper, I saw some of the big ones like that on eBay recently, but they were crazy pricey for an inaccurate plug. If I find a cheap one I'll totally use it!


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  32. trooper

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    I know im in to it to much, when I seen this I thought it was the right , then seen it in hand and that it was huge lol should have asked for a better pic :)

    this is off an old jvc remote if I could get half of what I paid I would be happy. I paid over $80 with shipping, if I could sell for $40...it's something
     
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  33. DarkLyte

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    Geez, talk about a size difference!
     
  34. Gary Weaver II

    Gary Weaver II Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I did googly eye lenses for my resin builds years ago. That may be what you are thinking of.

    My dash cam finally came in this last week. Just how do you guys install them using a real lens though?

    -Gary
     
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  35. DarkLyte

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  36. cjdesign

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    if you are in a bind for the buttons and can't find a six sixty... the fujita 66 has the same side reel buttons. this was the predecessor to the six sixty.
     
  37. andyroo

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    Sorry, i'm not well up on Macro-bins - what's this part called and can someone tell me what the diameter of the holes are?

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  38. Dann

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    Lens plate. 1.705" or 43.3mm (roughly).

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  39. trooper

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    I do have accurate plates for sale if your interested
     
  40. Airwaymanual

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    Anyone knows where can I get a mystery box?
     
  41. nailuj

    nailuj Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Troopers cast versions are great. All individually cast parts which you assemble. Can thoroughly recommend them. The lenses are marvelous as well. I have two sets of lenses, two mystery boxes, lens plates and a few other bits. Really good quality.
     
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  42. Airwaymanual

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    Thanks, I will contact him!!!
     
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  43. cjdesign

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    Bell & Howell Two Twenty:
    These are even more common/cheap. After examining screen-grabs, it seems that they used a very obscure variant of the 220 that had a grey knob center piece, instead of the commonly available red knob variety. I've been searching and have only found one grey knob, but it is unavailable (frustratingly).

    The grey knob is available on the Bell & Howell 252. Grey Knob on Burgundy dial.
     
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  44. cyberblock

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    There is stuff I learn about this prop all the time. :)

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  45. xbadcardx

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    Here is the 252 knob installed with the 220 dial.

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  46. fezfox

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    NickCline thats a stunning piece Nick! Kudos!
     
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  47. cjdesign

    cjdesign Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yes. nice knob, just missed out on one today on ebay Seagull 4a. sold for 255.00
     
  48. Red Hawk

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    Keep an eye out for the B&H 624 as well, some variants also have the gray knob on red dial.
     
  49. SubLevel5

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    I used the 624 for the grey know as also.[​IMG]

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  50. Dann

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    Mine is also from a 252. Bell and Howell's are plentiful, so don't feel discouraged if you can't find the right one right away, they pop up often.

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