16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

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16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by Frogman Ladue » 14 Mar 2015, 21:09

I got E700 mounted in my Nite Tek/DSA housing, matched up with a 16mm f1.8 lens. I bought a high quality 16mm f1.6 and 16mm f1.4 lenses. Due to the larger aperture, the lens body on the f1.6 and f1.4 are too large in diameter to fit through the lens hole.

Seeing as the E700 fits into these units with a friction fit, where exactly does the friction interference start? Is the housing grabbing the E700 case, or is it grabbing the lens turret?

I had a drill bit in hand, to gouge out the hosing lens hole, large enough to fit the f1.4. I figure I'd ask you guys before I ruin my E700 housing.
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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by Marky610 » 14 Mar 2015, 22:33

The stock lens is more than good enough and fits straight in, why bugger about?
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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by chas » 14 Mar 2015, 22:50

Frogman Ladue wrote:I got E700 mounted in my Nite Tek/DSA housing, matched up with a 16mm f1.8 lens. I bought a high quality 16mm f1.6 and 16mm f1.4 lenses. Due to the larger aperture, the lens body on the f1.6 and f1.4 are too large in diameter to fit through the lens hole.
Seeing as the E700 fits into these units with a friction fit, where exactly does the friction interference start? Is the housing grabbing the E700 case, or is it grabbing the lens turret?
I had a drill bit in hand, to gouge out the hosing lens hole, large enough to fit the f1.4. I figure I'd ask you guys before I ruin my E700 housing.

Marky610 wrote:The stock lens is more than good enough and fits straight in, why bugger about?


The spirit of the forum dictates so. To experiment and possibly improve upon, just as has been the case for years which has led us to where we are today. :thumbup:
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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by Frogman Ladue » 15 Mar 2015, 02:43

Marky610 wrote:The stock lens is more than good enough and fits straight in, why bugger about?


Nope...no-good. Factory NTSC (United States Standard) E700s come with 3.2mm. I had to swap out.

I had 16mm lenses left over from an earlier project. I was just trying to reuse.


Any ideas where I can take material out and not have the cam, rattling around in the housing?
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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by some bloke » 15 Mar 2015, 03:44

The square part of the E700 body forms the friction fit: The lens diameter will be irrelevent so drill away as needed to fit a larger one in, IMO. :angel:
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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by Marky610 » 15 Mar 2015, 11:25

Frogman Ladue wrote:


Nope...no-good. Factory NTSC (United States Standard) E700s come with 3.2mm. I had to swap out.

I had 16mm lenses left over from an earlier project. I was just trying to reuse.


Any ideas where I can take material out and not have the cam, rattling around in the housing?
Sorry bud, thought about you being over the pond after I posted and realised that you probably didn't buy a E700 with factory 16mm lens.

Done some measuring and drill away, like Dave said the tight fit is to the corners of the camera, the bore for the lens shouldn't have any effect.
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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by Frogman Ladue » 15 Mar 2015, 20:15

Thanks guys! :thumbup:
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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by Paul1961 » 25 Apr 2015, 11:58

Marky610 wrote:
Frogman Ladue wrote:


Nope...no-good. Factory NTSC (United States Standard) E700s come with 3.2mm. I had to swap out.

I had 16mm lenses left over from an earlier project. I was just trying to reuse.


Any ideas where I can take material out and not have the cam, rattling around in the housing?
Sorry bud, thought about you being over the pond after I posted and realised that you probably didn't buy a E700 with factory 16mm lens.

Done some measuring and drill away, like Dave said the tight fit is to the corners of the camera, the bore for the lens shouldn't have any effect.
Shouldn't but does unfortunately.

I drilled mine for a larger 16mm lens, now the camera can wobble around inside the housing. So although the corners are a firm fit, the front shoulder of the camera needs to sit in the bore of the housing otherwise it doesn't take much force for the camera to tilt.

I guess it's possible mine wasn't as tight a fit as others may be, but I wouldn't recommend drilling to test the theory.

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Re: 16mm in a Nite Tek E700 Housing ???

Post by Marky610 » 25 Apr 2015, 14:03

You can always stick the camera in place with a drop of silicone ;)
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