Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Camera Lens User Manual

Carl Zeiss
Camera Lens Division
Sharp Max
Instructions for use
Status 12/02
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Carl Zeiss
Sharp Max
Camera Lens Division
Contents
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Product safety ............................................................................................................ 3
1.1 CE marking ................................................................................................................ 3
1.2 Intended use .............................................................................................................. 3
1.3 Standards................................................................................................................... 3
1.4 Notes on use.............................................................................................................. 4
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Description of the unit ................................................................................................ 5
2.1 General ...................................................................................................................... 5
2.2 Principle of operation ................................................................................................. 5
2.3 Controls ..................................................................................................................... 6
2.4 Starting up the unit..................................................................................................... 7
4
Lens testing................................................................................................................ 8
5
Maintenance ............................................................................................................ 10
5.1 Replacing the battery ............................................................................................... 10
6
Technical data.......................................................................................................... 11
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Product safety
The unit described in this manual has been designed and tested in accordance with Carl
Zeiss safety standards and with national and international regulations. A very high
degree of instrument safety is thus ensured.
We would like to inform you on the safety aspects involved in operating the instrument.
This chapter contains a summary of the most important precautions to be observed.
Further safety notes are also contained in other parts of this manual; they are marked
with frames. Please pay special attention to these safety notes.
Safety is only ensured when this instrument is operated properly. Please read through
this manual carefully before starting up this unit. You may obtain further information from
our service organization.
1.1 CE marking
The version supplied of this unit meets the requirements stipulated in the 89/336/EEC
"Electromagnetic Compatibility" and 73/23/EEC "Low Voltage" Directives.
1.2 Intended use
The unit must only be used for the measurements described in this manual. The
manufacturer will not assume any liability for different measuring procedures.
1.3 Standards
The unit described in this manual is short-circuit-proof and has been designed in
compliance with the following standards:
- IEC / EN 61010 - 1
IEC / EN 60825 - 1
The unit contains light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This is a laser class 1 instrument as
defined by IEC/EN 60825-1:(2001).
The production, inspection, maintenance and repair are performed in compliance with
German and international regulations (Good Manufacturing Practice).
The unit is a protection class 3 instrument.
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1.4 Notes on use
General
• Do not use the unit in explosion-risk areas
• Do not station or use the instrument in damp rooms. Do not expose the instrument
to water splashes, dripping water or sprayed water.
• Modifications and repairs on this instrument may only be performed by our service
staff or by other persons authorized by us.
• The manufacturer shall not be liable for any damage caused by tampering with the
instrument. In addition, this will forfeit any rights to claim under warranty.
• The manufacturer shall not be liable for any damage caused by the use of
accessories supplied by other manufacturers. In addition, this will forfeit any rights
to claim under warranty.
• Only personnel who have undergone training and instruction are allowed to use
this instrument. It is the responsibility of the customer operating the instrument to
train and instruct all staff using the instrument.
• Keep this user's manual where it is easily accessible at all times.
Safe working order
This instrument is a high-grade technological product. To ensure optimum performance
and safe working order, we recommend having the unit checked by our service staff
once every 12 months.
Requirements for operation
• A functioning 9V battery is in the battery compartment.
• An appropriate lens flange has been screwed on.
• Before use, the instrument must have been exposed for at least 2 hours to the
ambient temperature of the location where the test will be performed.
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Description of the unit
2.1 General
In digital cameras with a B4 mount, the distance between the mechanical interface
(bayonet) and the CCD chip of the camera is not clearly defined. For this reason, the
back focus of the lens can be varied to allow every lens to be adapted to the camera
used.
Sharp Max is used to adjust this back focus of Carl Zeiss Digi Prime lenses.
A sturdy design, easy operation and high accuracy are the hallmarks of this unit. This
provides the user with the following benefits:
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Due to an athermal design, the factory adjustment is maintained over a wide
range of temperatures.
No additional aids such as illumination systems, a Siemens star printed on
carton, or a tape measure are needed to adjust the back focus.
High adjustment accuracy, little time needed
For this reason, Sharp Max is particularly suitable for use by service staff and in the field
during film productions.
The unit is comprised of the following main modules:
• Basic body with collimator lens, Siemens star, illumination system, battery
compartment and controls
• Interchangeable lens flange
The basic configuration of the unit allows the lenses of the Carl Zeiss Digi Prime line to
be tested. With different lens flanges, lenses supplied by other manufacturers can also
be tested.
2.2 Principle of operation
A collimator lens exactly images a Siemens star illuminated by LEDs at infinity. The lens
under test whose focusing ring has been set to infinity projects the image of the
Siemens star onto the CCD chip. This Siemens star can be viewed through the camera's
viewfinder and focused using the back focus ring of the lens.
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2.3 Controls
The controls and the battery compartment are located on the back of the unit, see the
sketch below.
l
Potentiometer to
adjust the intensity
level
Loosen 4x slotted
screws when the
control panel must be
removed to change the
factory adjustment on
the PCB.
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Battery compartment
for 9V battery
Button for
switching on
External 12V
power supply
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2.4 Starting up the unit
• Check that the battery is fresh: switch on the unit by pressing the power button.
The light in the button must now be on. If it is not, replace the battery.
• You can use a rechargeable NiCd battery instead of the non-rechargeable
standard battery supplied.
• The period during which the Siemens star is illuminated has been set to approx. 1
min in the factory. You can change this period from 1 minute to 10 minutes using
the R 10 potentiometer.
Caution: Prevent the build-up of electrical static. The components on the PCB
can be destroyed by electrostatic discharge !
Fig.
R 10 potentiometer for adjusting the illumination-ON period
Position of X2
clip-on jumper
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Lens testing
The following describes the testing of Carl Zeiss Digi-Prime lenses (see photo). Use the
same procedure for testing the lenses from other manufacturers. However, check
beforehand whether the lens flange is suited for use with the lens to be tested.
Fig. Test setup including camera + lens + Sharp Max
Focusing ring at infinity
Locking screw lens flange
Aperture ring at full aperture
Locking screw
back-focus ring
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Insert the lens into the bayonet of the camera.
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Turn the focusing ring of the lens to the infinity marking.
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Turn the aperture ring to maximum aperture.
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Turn the back-focus ring to the 0 marking.
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Loosen the locking screw on the lens flange of Sharp Max.
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Slip the lens flange on the Digi Prime lens.
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Slightly tighten the locking screw on the lens flange.
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Switch on the camera. Connect an external monitor to the camera, if necessary.
•
Press the Power button to switch on the Sharp Max unit, view the Siemens star in
the eyepiece of the camera and adjust brightness using the 'Intensity' control. If
you want to reduce brightness even further, you can also swing in a neutraldensity (ND) filter of the camera into the beam path. Brightness has been
correctly adjusted when the circle of confusion (see below) stands out from its
surroundings with high contrast and the center of the Siemens star is not affected
by glare.
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Loosen the locking screw on the back-focus ring.
•
View the image in the eyepiece of the camera or on the external monitor and
adjust it to maximum focus. Owing to the different horizontal and vertical
resolution of the CCD screen in the camera eyepiece, the circle of confusion is an
ellipse. The Siemens star has been optimally adjusted when the horizontal and
vertical extensions of the circle of confusion around the center of the Siemens
star are minimum.
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Tighten the locking screw on the back-focus of the lens.
•
Loosen the locking screw on the lens flange of Sharp Max and remove the unit
from the lens.
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Maintenance
The unit does not contain any components that need maintenance, with the exception of
the battery.
We recommend you to have the unit serviced by Carl Zeiss service staff once every 12
months.
5.1 Replacing the battery
Using a small screwdriver, prize up the cover of the battery compartment. Remove the
cables from the old battery and plug them onto the new battery.
Insert the battery into its compartment and press the cover down to close the
compartment. Switch on the unit. The light in the 'Power' button must come on.
The electronics module does not contain any components that need maintenance!
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Technical data
Optical data, Sharp Max
Collimator:
Exit pupil:
Siemens star:
Illumination:
achromat, f =200mm
50mm
72 sectors, smallest grating constant approx. 4.4µm
green LEDs, λ 570nm, adjustable brightness and illumination-ON period
Admissible testpiece data
Focal length:
5mm to 70mm
Ambient conditions
Temperature range:
-20°C to +40°C
Power supply
9V block battery, 6LR 61 type, alternatively 9V NiCd rechargeable battery
or external 12V DC / 100mA power source
Options
Lens flange for lenses from other manufacturers
Subject to change.
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