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Great camera housing tip for 700 camera and cheap and easy to buy

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by willos, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. willos

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    Im waiting for my camera today from sure24. Ive registered on the nightvision forum and came across a great tip.
    The camera fits very neatly in a plastic end cap supplied by screwfix. Has a screw end cap so that the end can be sealed/ removed to alter the OSD
    Camera is a friction fit on all sides of the tube so reduces faffing on time to make sure it runs true. Item number 65881 floplast access plug. Price is £3.59 for a pack of 5 so great for making multiple or experiments
    Will post my set up once ive got everything together plus im gathering parts for a spotter. Car boots are great for cheap kit you can rip apart and reuse into a bit od useful kit.
     
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    what does the OSD switch do. I have noticed one on mine?
     
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    OSD is on screen display, pressing the switch will bring up the camera menu where you can adjust the various settings, the E700 camera booklet shows all the options available. The ones which are often used are for the camera shutter, the gain control and, for scopeless builds, the privacy mask. If you make changes you have to select 'save all', if you don't then the changes will be lost when you switch off, this allows you to make changes to see what happens and if it goes pear shaped you can just switch off and start again.
     
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    Great, thanks Terry
     
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    they also keep them in wickes singley instead of 5 packs

    79p each end and spacer
     
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    and the camera doesnt fit in as i found out when mine arrived this morning:mad:
     
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    I've got an e700 from Sure24 and a Floplast coupling from Screwfix and the camera fits a treat.
     
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    I've done a few... Floplast from screw fix works everytime... With a pulsar dsa... Perfect
     
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    terry how much are the wickes ones? these were 79p and are too small, im goin to try the black ones from screwfix. they arent marked as flopast just 40mm waste pipe and coupler. only ones they had.

    just my luck
     
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    My apologies, I obviously had a lack of communication between my brain and fingers, the part I used came from Screwfix and is this one http://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-solvent-weld-40mm-access-plug-black-pack-of-5/65881
    At the moment I'm using these with straight couplings which the access plugs are a loose fit into (fixed with some tape) and which are a good fit on my scopes. The camera can be slid in and out of the coupler to get the right distance behind the scope. Because I am usually experimenting with different parts etc I just tape the camera into the correct position and then I can easily swap it for another in seconds.
     
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    i went and got the screw fix accessories this morning and a perfect fit, very tidy looking set up now and will start a thread with piccies later, typical its light til var nigh 10pm now.:up:
     
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    I'm building another NV and thought about using this for to hold the camera but not sure how the E700 camera enclosure fits in this as I measure it as 42mm internal and my camera enclosure is 38mm square but 48mm corner to corner.........am I missing something?
     
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    Yes!
    The couplings I use are 40mm internal diameter with a section of about 36mm diameter about 20mm from the end. The e700 housing is 40mm corner to corner so is a nice press fit inside and sits down nicely on the smaller section.
    Here's a pic of mine:

    View attachment 102286
     
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    Thanks Terry, I've not got the E700 camera so my enclosure is bigger hence not fitting.
     
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    You might be able to take the camera board out of the housing to get it to fit. Some of the boards can also be cut down, they have a narrow strip all round to bring them up to standard size so it's worth a look. Another option is to trim the corners down as long as you don't actually cut into the circuitry it can save the day.
     

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