David,I would, but I don't have an Oly to verify that the modified device works or doesn't work.
My sense is that grinding off part of a lens is a much more problematical effort, and can't enhance the value of that lens.
The other avenue, a bit dicey at best, is to find the maker of the adapter (Hong Kong? Shanghai? Taiwan?) and ask them to make a revised version with a larger i.d.
When you explain how that would benefit their sales, they may consider it.
Have fun, Bill On Mar 20, 2008, at 10:14 AM, David Young wrote: Bill wrote:
Don't grind off the lens lip, grind off the chip!Using a second, sacrificial adapter and chip, or chance your bought- and-paid-for one, grind it away to increase its inner diameter until it no longer works. Back off .25 mm or so and grind another.You could have your dentist x-ray the chip to see where the leads go from the pads. That may give you a non-destructive idea of how far the chip could be shaved off. My guess is that all the pad area is not really required, i.e., smaller pads will work, but I may be wrong. The "wires" from the pads to where ever they go may be the big problem, or maybe not.Got a Dremel tool handy?
Hi Bill!At $60 a pop, I think not. Besides, the printed circuit runs very close to the outer edge.... though A jumper might cure a millimeter or two, of that.
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