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Optec SCT Camera Mounting Plate for 2" NextGEN Telecompressors - 17396

SKU: OPT-17396

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Optec SCT Thread Camera Mounting Plate
for NextGEN 2" Series Focal Reducers

In order to attach a camera to one of the Optec 2" NextGEN Telecompressors (sold separately) you will need the proper 2" Camera Mounting Plate. The Optec 17396, like all of the NextGEN 2" Camera Mounting Plates, attaches to the male 2.1" diameter OPTEC-2100 dovetail built into the camera side of the MAXfield, Ultra WideField or WideField NextGEN focal reducer. The mounting plate is secured in place by three set-screws. The other end of the 17396 sports SCT 2" 24tpi male threads.

Please Note: It is very important that the back-focus distance be as accurate as possible so that your camera / NextGEN combination will perform to your expectations. In order to make that happen, Optec will create a mounting plate of the correct length for your set-up at no additional charge. It is up to you to designate the thread type and length you require, however, and we are here to help you do that. Follow the steps below to figure out what you need to know before you place your order:

1. See if you can locate your camera in Optec Camera Mounting Plate Guide, a PDF available in the green "Files" tab above that includes a list of cameras, their thread type, and the required tube length for proper back focus. If you find your camera listed, lucky you...simply transfer the tube length listed for your camera to the Tube Length text field above and place your order.

2. If your camera is not on the list and you know your back focus and the thread type for your camera, you can figure out the tube length by subtracting the back focus, measured in inches, from 2.39. Enter the resulting number in the text field given for this purpose (see PDF for an example of how the number should be entered) and make sure that you are choosing the mounting plate with the proper thread type before placing your order. Please Note: Your back focus distance should be known to +/- 0.04 inches (1mm) for best performance. The minimum tube length available is 0.52 inches for the NextGEN MaxField (0.33X) or 0.67 inches for the NextGEN Wide (0.5X) or Ultra Wide (0.70X).

3. If you do not know your back focus, thread type, or need help or advice in any way regarding this purchase, you can speak to one of our customer service representatives by phone, chat or email. Remember, this is a custom-made part and once it is cut and shipped we cannot return it to the manufacturer, so we need to be certain that the tube length is right for your set-up. Don't be surprised if we give you a quick call to double-check your specs with you, even if you do know your back focus!