ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 Mount Change Instructions Table of Contents Introduction 3 Explanation of Symbols Overview Delivery Contents of a ZEISS LWZ.3 Technical Data 3 4 4 5 Changing the Mount of a ZEISS LWZ.3 6 Detaching a Mount Attaching a Mount Adjusting a ZEISS LWZ.3 to Your Digital Camera Testing the Sharpness Correcting the Flange Focal Distance Appendix Color Code of the Shims Shimming Table Mount Change Accessories Glossary 2 6 10 15 16 19 21 21 21 22 23 Introduction In this manual you learn how to change the mount of a ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100/ T2.9-3.9 T* (abbreviation: ZEISS LWZ.3) and how to match it to a digital camera. In order to explain the procedure, this manual uses a ZEISS LWZ.3, which is scaled in feet with PL mount. Proceed in the same sequences to switch from or to any other mount that is available for the ZEISS LWZ.3 (Canon1 EF, Nikon2 F, Sony3 E and MFT). Explanation of Symbols The information symbol indicates additional information, which is useful for the context. The skip symbol indicates that under certain circumstances you can skip certain steps. The result symbol indicates information about the obtained result of a step. The warning symbol indicates dangerous situations and actions, which might impair the functionality of the product, damage the product or hurt the user. 1 Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. 2 Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation 3 Sony and E-mount are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation 3 Overview 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 front lens focus ring lens foot index mark aperture ring zoom ring lens barrel small screw 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 5 1 2 3 4 Delivery Contents of a ZEISS LWZ.3 • • • • • 4 1x ZEISS LWZ.3 1x Front cap 1x Rear cap 1x Focus lever 3x Lens support riser 3/8” 6 electrical contact rear lens groove of the lens shims mount including the black inner ring T3 screws T6 screws 9 7 8 11 10 12 13 14 15 Technical Data ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 Focal length 21–100 mm Aperture range 2.9 to 22 Lens elements / Groups 22 lenses / 18 groups Close focus 0.8 m / 2'8" 1 Rotation angle of focusing ring (inf – MOD) 294° Zoom rotation angle 100° Aperture rotation angle 48° Front diameter 114 mm / 4.49" 2 Length 226 mm / 8.9" Weight 2.0 kg / 4.4 lbs Aperture blades 11 Coverage ANSI Super 35 / 31.1mm Mounts PL, EF, E, MFT, F Horizontal Angle of View Super 35 3 Normal 35 61–14° 4 APS-C5 MFT 61– 9° 6 55–12° 56–13° 45– 9° 1 Close focus distance is measured from the image plane 2 Front to PL-mount flange 3 Horizontal angle of view for an ANSI Super 35 Silent camera (aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm / 0.98" x 0.74") 4 Horizontal angle of view for a Normal 35 Academy camera (aspect ratio 1:1.37, dimensions 22 mm x 16 mm / 0.87" x 0.63") 5 Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera (aspect ratio 1:1.50, dimensions 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm / 0.88" x 0.59") 6 Horizontal angle of view for a Micro 4/3 (MFT) camera (aspect ratio 1:1.33, dimensions 17.3 mm x 13 mm / 0.68" x 0.51") 5 Changing the Mount of a ZEISS LWZ.3 In this chapter you learn how to change the mount of a ZEISS LWZ.3. The procedure consist of parts which are both mandatory to successfully change a mount. You learn how to detach the currently attached mount and how to attach a different mount. To make sure the ZEISS LWZ.3 works properly, additionally complete the subsequent procedure: Adjusting a ZEISS LWZ.3 to Your Digital Camera. Detaching a Mount You need ZEISS LWZ.3 ZEISS T6 torque wrench with a torque of 0.4 Nm alternatively: regular T6 torque wrench with a torque of 0.4 Nm ZEISS T3 torque wrench with a torque of 0.05 Nm alternatively: regular T3 torque wrench with a torque of 0.05 Nm ZEISS Interchangeable Mount Set for ZEISS LWZ.3 The use of tools offered by ZEISS is highly recommended. You can purchase these tools directly from ZEISS or your trusted ZEISS dealer. See Mount Change Accessories Requirements Ensure that your working space is flat and leveled, in order to prevent the lens from tilting and falling over. Ensure that the environment is clean and free from dust so that no dust particles enter the ZEISS LWZ.3. Ensure that the front lens cap sits on your ZEISS LWZ.3, in order to avoid scratches. 6 2 1. Place your ZEISS LWZ.3 on a flat surface with the mount facing up and the serial number facing away from you. The serial number is located at the side of the lens foot. The serial number varies. 2. Remove the rear lens cap. You can now see the mount. If you are changing from any other mount than a PL mount, skip step 3 since the electrical contact is not exposed on other mounts. 3. With a T3 torque wrench remove the 2 smaller and shorter torx screws which hold the electrical contact. 7 4. With a T6 torque wrench remove the remaining torx screws of the mount. The black inner ring is securely fastened to the mount at the ZEISS factory and does not need to be removed. The mount is now loose. 5. Carefully detach the mount from your ZEISS LWZ.3. If you are changing from a PL mount, you can directly see the shims. If you are changing from any other mount than a PL mount, you can now see the black adapter ring. If you are changing from a PL mount, skip Step 6 and 7, since the PL mount doesn´t have an adapter ring. 8 6. With a T6 torque wrench remove the torx screws of the black adapter ring. The shape and height of the black adapter ring varies according to the different mounts. The black adapter ring is now loose. 7. Detach the black adapter ring from your ZEISS LWZ.3. 1 groove of the lens 2 shims 3 small screw in the groove of the lens 1 2 3 9 Now you see the shim(s) and a small screw in the groove of the lens barrel. You successfully detached the mount. When detaching the mount for the first time, do not remove the shims. Never remove the small screw in the groove of the lens. 10 Screws required in order to attach an interchangeable mount LWZ.3 PL LPL EF EF Spacer E E Spacer M2x8 M2x8 M2x8 M2x10 M2x8 M2x10 EF-Mount Spacer E-Mount Spacer Attaching a Mount You need ZEISS LWZ.3 ZEISS T6 torque wrench with a torque of 0.4 Nm ZEISS T3 torque wrench with a torque of 0.05 Nm ZEISS Interchangeable Mount Set for ZEISS LWZ.3 The use of tools offered by ZEISS is highly recommended. You can purchase these tools directly from ZEISS or your trusted ZEISS Dealer. See Mount Change Accessories 11 Requirements Ensure that your working space is flat and leveled, in order to prevent the lens from tilting and falling over. Ensure that the environment is clean and free from dust so that no dust particles enter the ZEISS LWZ.3. Ensure that the front lens cap sits on your ZEISS LWZ.3, in order to avoid scratches. Make sure you successfully completed Part 1: Detaching a Mount 12 If you are changing to a PL mount, skip Steps 1 and 2 in this chapter. 1. Carefully place the adapter ring, which came with your ZEISS Interchangeable Mount Set for the ZEISS LWZ.3. Make sure the small screw in the groove of the ZEISS LWZ.3 sinks into groove of the adapter ring and the electrical contact fits into the recess. The shape and height of the black adapter ring varies according to the different mounts. 2. With the T6 torque wrench tighten the torx screws using a torque of 0.4 N 13 3. Place the mount on your ZEISS LWZ.3: 3.I PL mount: Place the PL mount on the ZEISS LWZ.3 in such a way that the recess of the mount lays on top of the electrical contact. The groove on the other side of the PL mount should then also lay on top of the small screw on the lens barrel. Screw in the 2 shorter T3 screws to fix the electrical contact. 3.II EF mount: Place the silver EF mount on the adapter ring in such a way that the notch aligns with the index mark. 14 3.III F mount: Place the F mount on the adapter ring in such a way that the notch aligns with the index mark. 3.IV MFT mount: Place the MFT mount on the adapter ring in such a way that the notch aligns with the index mark. 13 3.V E mount: Place the E mount on the adapter ring in such a way that the blue dot aligns with the index mark. 4. With the T6 torque wrench tighten the torx screws using a torque of 0.4 N You now successfully changed the mount of a ZEISS LWZ.3. In this chapter you learned how to detach the mount of your ZEISS LWZ.3 and attach a new mount to your ZEISS LWZ.3. To make sure your ZEISS LWZ.3 works properly, also complete the subsequent procedure: Adjusting a ZEISS LWZ.3 to Your Digital Camera 14 Adjusting a ZEISS LWZ.3 to Your Digital Camera In the following chapter you learn how to adjust your ZEISS LWZ.3 to a digital camera. This is necessary to ensure that the ZEISS LWZ.3 works properly and delivers the maximum image quality. In order to perform this adjustment, ZEISS provides shims in different colors which indicate their thickness. You need: Tripod Digital camera with live view ZEISS LWZ.3 that needs to be adjusted Siemens star test chart Measuring tape or folding ruler Flat-blade screwdriver At least 3,5 m or 12 ft of free space ZEISS Interchangeable Mount Set for ZEISS LWZ.3 alternatively: ZEISS Shims set The use of tools offered by ZEISS is highly recommended. You can purchase these tools directly from ZEISS or your trusted ZEISS Dealer. See Mount Change Accessories Requirements: Make sure that the front and rear lens of the ZEISS LWZ.3 are clean. Ensure that the illumination is bright and uniform. Set your camera to standard settings (cf. work settings) Smudges and fingerprints on the lens surface can gently be removed with a soft brush and then with a dry and clean cotton cloth. The ZEISS lens cleaning kit will give superior results and is highly recommended for this purpose. For further information, please watch our tutorial on how to clean your lens. https://youtu.be/syOzecbtuwg 15 Testing the Sharpness 1. Fasten the siemens star test chart on a wall. 2. Mount the ZEISS LWZ.3 on the camera. 3. Mount the camera on a tripod. 4. Position your camera at the testing distance of 3 m or 10 ft. The testing distance is measured from the siemens star test chart to image plane on your camera. 5. Level the camera. 16 6. Set the aperture of the ZEISS LWZ.3 to T2.9 by rotating the aperture ring. The aperture setting must not be changed during the adjustment process. 7. Activate the live view of your camera. 8. Select the maximum magnification of the live view. 9. Make sure that the center of the image aligns with the center of the siemens star test chart. 10. Set the focal distance of the ZEISS LWZ.3 to 100 mm by rotating the zoom ring. 11. Set the focus ring to 3 m or 10 ft. 12. Turn the focus ring to determine if the sharpness is located below 3 m/10 ft or above 3 m/10 ft. This will give you an idea if you need to reduce or enlarge the distance of the camera to the siemens star test chart. You will need this information in a further step. If you achieve the maximum sharpness at 3 m/10 ft, you successfully tested your ZEISS LWZ.3. No further steps are required. 13. Again, set the focus ring to 3 m or 10 ft. 17 14. Reduce or enlarge the distance between the siemens star test chart and the image plane of the camera by a maximum of 5 cm or 2" to obtain maximum image sharpness on the live view. Keep the focus ring at 3 m /10 ft. • If you measured the sharpness below 3 m /10 ft you need to reduce the distance between the test chart and the image plane of the camera. • If you measured the sharpness above 3 m /10 ft you need to enlarge the distance between the test chart and the image plane of the camera. 15. Now remeasure the testing distance between the image plane mark on the camera body and the test chart (= the actual distance) • If the testing distance has changed, note the distance. The change indicates that the flange focal distance of the ZEISS LWZ.3 must be adjusted. Proceed with the steps in Correcting the Flange Focal Distance. Do not take down the setup as you will need it again to recheck the sharpness later in the process. 18 Correcting the Flange Focal Distance 1. Remove the ZEISS LWZ.3 from the camera. 2. Follow the steps of chapter Detaching a Mount. 3. Determine the total thickness of the shims that already lay in the lens groove. 4. Increase or decrease the total shim thickness according to the Shimming Table in the appendix. Any combination of shims is possible to achieve the required thickness and therefore the desired flange focal distance. Always use the closest possible combination of shims. Example: Using a ZEISS LWZ.3 with an EF mount, scaled in feet and a test chart at a test distance of 10 ft, an actual distance of 10 ft 1´ is measured. Due to the shimming tables, you add a light blue shim 0.03 mm to the total thickness of the shims. 19 5. Use a flat-bladed screwdriver or a pair of tweezers to remove or add shims. Handle the shims carefully as they can easily kink or tear which makes them unusable. Ensure that the colored shims lie on top of each other in the groove of the lens barrel and do not cover the screw holes. The shims might otherwise be damaged, while screwing in the screws. 6. Follow the steps of chapter Attaching a Mount to attach a new mount. 7. Recheck the sharpness of the lens by following the steps of chapter Testing the Sharpness once more. Check the sharpness at both 100 mm and 21 mm. a. If the testing distance has changed, follow the steps of chapter Correcting the Flange Focal Distance once more. b. If you achieve the maximum sharpness over the whole focal range, you successfully tested your ZEISS LWZ.3. In this chapter you learned how to adjust a ZEISS LWZ.3. 20 Appendix Color Code of the Shims Shim color Thickness [mm] Silver 0.013 Gold 0.019 Purple 0.025 Light Blue 0.032 Red 0.038 Blue 0.051 White 0.064 Green 0.076 Orange 0.102 Light Purple 0.127 Clear 0.152 Shimming Table Minus sign: Enlarge the flange focal distance. Remove Shims Plus sign: Reduce the flange focal distance. Add Shims Meter distance scale Feet distance scale Distance to test chart [mm] 3000 Distance to test chart [ft] 10 Object distance at best focus [mm] Change of total washer thickness [mm] Object distance at best focus [ft] Change of total washer thickness [mm] 2960 -0,05 9ft 10’ -0,06 2970 -0,04 9ft 10 1/2’ -0,05 2980 -0,02 9ft 11’ -0,03 2990 -0,01 9ft 11 1/2’ -0,02 3000 0,00 3010 +0,01 10ft 1/2’ +0,02 3020 +0,02 10ft 1 ‘ +0,03 3030 +0,04 10ft 1 1/2’ +0,05 3040 +0,05 10ft 2’ +0,06 10ft 0’ 0,00 21 Mount Change Accessories Accessories ZEISS Identification Number Interchangeable Mount Set PL for LWZ.3 2152-131 Interchangeable Mount Set EF 2152-130 Interchangeable Mount Set F 2152-133 Interchangeable Mount Set E 2152-132 Interchangeable Mount Set MFT 2152-134 Front Lens Cap ZEISS LWZ.3 2153-707 Rear Lens Cap PL 102160-0052-000 Rear Lens Cap EF 1793-167 Rear Lens Cap F 1793-178 Rear Lens Cap E 1907-145 Rear Lens Cap MFT 1889-118 Torx torque wrench (T6, torque moment 0,4 Nm) 0520-065 Torx torque wrench (T3, torque moment 0,5 Nm) 0604-200 ZEISS Siemens Star Test Chart 1849-755 Colored Shims ZEISS LWZ.3 (Set) 2143-589 22 Glossary Flange focal distance flange-to-film distance, flange focal depth, flange back distance, flange focal length Shim washer Index mark aperture indicator, aperture line, aperture mark, aperture index Flat-blade screwdriver slotted screwdriver, flathead screwdriver 23 Carl Zeiss AG Camera Lenses 73446 Oberkochen Germany Phone +49 7364 20-6175 Fax: +49 7364 20-4045 www.zeiss.com/cine EN_10_070_0004I Printed in Germany CZ-VIII/2017 Subject to change in design and scope of delivery and as a result of ongoing technical development.