I wondered if any one had tried photographing stuff to take measurment's?
I just tried but best I could get from the pics I had taken was the image
below, I should have picked a sharper image. The initial measurement was
taken by scaling to the thread pitch, maybe I should have gone for diameter?
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what camera did you use? its obviously struggling with the closeups... and what is the purpose/goal?
Apparently, camera thread are commonly 55° whitworth form even if of metric diameters and pitch.
It's a Ricoh R6, was 60 quid at jessops so would expect it to be pretty good;-)
I often want to check thread angles and radii, as well as other
I don't know why I put lens in the subject, nothing to do with measuring camera
lens threads, those detaild are probably easy to get. Ah probably had lens on my mind
as I was wondering about strapping the camera to a microscope;-)
I will have to spend a bit of time and see if I can get a pic with better
definition. I can get nice a nice sharp pic but it will be a lot smaller, those pics
have the thread full width of the pic. The pic below is a cam follower, looks quite
good when it's it filling a laptop screen. The screw thread though it is focusing on either
the peaks or tha backgrounds. I also have pretty shaky hands.
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Maybe get one of these...
(That's not necessarily the cheapest one, just the first I found)
I've got one and it's great for filming the milling machine as it'll stand pretty much anywhere on the machine!
That was flogged to me as being in good usable condition, I never
expected it to be good, but could see from his pics they had the original shape.
I did comment to him that they were not usable, would destroy my nice new cam,
I got a realy shitty reply asking what do you expect from old parts. I was originally going to Stellite
them but if I reground them I could have them cased. But I managed to find a set of Stellited ones.
I do have a tripod. I will try it.
Camera threads for tripods are 1/4" x 20 Whitworth, I just got a whit bolt, sawn the head off and held the stud on a mag stand instead of a dial gauge.John S -
Magnetics stands are good I guess, but I always seem to find I can rarely stick it in just the right spot!
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