| artifex wrote:|
The whole scope had to go back? wow...did unscrewing the lens that little bit cause that much of a problem? I suppose it could break the seal and let the nitrogen leak out or something...
Something for me to keep in mind. Thanks for the tip...
After that the scope wouldnt focus. It was really weird!!
I'm not sure if the nitrogen let out or not. Probably did.
But, I guess that he probably unscrewed it 3 or 4 revolutions before I stopped him. He was talking to me and didnt even realize he did it.
The reason he stopped unscrewing it, was because I saw little bits of black silicon falling out.
Val gave me a leture about "not unscrewing" the objective lens housing, but I told him I wasn't trying to mess with it, it just happened. I informed him it was a quality control issue as far as I was concerned.
He said that those housings are torqued to so many pounds, and are not supposed to come off.
I like one piece scope tubes now.
Anywho, he fixed or replaced it. I don't remember.