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How to use PrimaLuce Rings with dovetail


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Hi all,

Let's go with a dummy question from my side...

 

I want to use Primalucelab 80mm support rings with Primaluce dovetail, but I'm not sure about how to bind them together.

I was thinking first in using a Losmandy-D-style dovetail, or a Vixen-style as fallback alternative.

 

Primaluce Rings have:

* two holes with 55mm between them and M6 threaded, and

* two holes with 20mm between them and 6,5mm diameter holes unthreaded.

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Losmandy style dovetail plate 240mm PLUS has holes at 20 and 55 separations, all of them of 6,5mm diameter (unthreaded).

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* Could I then use M6 bolts at 55mm distance to bind ring and dovetail?

* Or shall I use 6,5 bolts at 20mm distance to do it ?

 

I just want to be sure I buy everything I need. 

Thank you so much in advance !!

 

 

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I used the M6 at 55mm separation to bind (from memory I can't actually rememberif the 6.5 holes are threaded).  It should come with the M6 bolts to bind.  Its a v good system and the holes are cleverly sized & spaced that I don't think ADM dovetails work that well so you have to use the Primaluce dovetail (its all about peripheral sales :) ).

EDIT: sorry just noticed you say that in fact the 6.5 are indeed unthreaded.  The problem w using the unthreaded is that the nut and/or bolt head would then stick out on whichever side, depending on how you do it, which will not be as effective or convenient as using the threaded holes.

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Thank you very much vineyard.

 

Indeed it is my assumption, that 6.5 holes are unthreaded, because I have only seen them mentioning about threaded holes for M6 ones, I will check again just in case.

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