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DIY - focus knobs for Voigtlander type 1 Vintage Line lenses

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · DIY - focus knobs for Voigtlander type 1 Vintage Line lenses


Just posted mini-article on custom designed 3D printable focus knobs for Voigtlander type 1 Vintage Line lenses.











Apr 10, 2024 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · DIY - focus knobs for Voigtlander type 1 Vintage Line lenses


I really like the custom printed tab you designed and how it can be interchanged with the focusing lever. It's interesting that with the CV 28/1.5 Type II, you can use the lever without removing the tab.

Do you think that's also possible with this 3D printed version?



Apr 10, 2024 at 11:15 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · DIY - focus knobs for Voigtlander type 1 Vintage Line lenses


Good question, yes it is definitely possible.


Apr 11, 2024 at 01:24 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · DIY - focus knobs for Voigtlander type 1 Vintage Line lenses


yukosteel wrote:
Good question, yes it is definitely possible.


The focus lever, rather than the tab, enables quicker rotation for focusing and offers clearer feedback on the focus position visually or through touch. In your 3D printed design, it might be possible to retain the tab but incorporate the lever for specific situations.

For example, turning the focus lever to the 6 o'clock position adjusts the lens to focus at around 1 meter. While the tab provides similar feedback, the lever offers clearer indication, although it's smaller and easier to misplace.

Here's how it functions on the CV 28/1.5 Nokton lens:












Apr 11, 2024 at 09:39 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · DIY - focus knobs for Voigtlander type 1 Vintage Line lenses


For the CV 28/1.5, I printed it at 99% scale, and now it fits very snugly on the chrome. Previously, it was firm but not as snug as the CV 35/1.4 Nokton.


Apr 19, 2024 at 02:35 PM







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