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Details about the FC E-9 Mod
« on: July 26, 2022, 02:06:09 AM »
Hello Guys,

I got me a nice Nikon FC E-9, took me a good while to find one but people seem to really like it, especially when it is modded, so I wanted to give it a try.

Now I am trying to collect as many information about the mod as possible, since I really don't want to fuck up that nice piece of glass.
It is kinda hard to find good info tho.

So if someone can give a hint of what tools work best and how to do it step by step, that would be amazing.

Cya

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Re: Details about the FC E-9 Mod
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2022, 05:55:25 AM »
I've done this with my friend 10+ years ago but if I remember correctly, we just used a hacksaw to cut the long neck down and then used JB Weld to secure a glass-less UV filter to the back for threads.

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Re: Details about the FC E-9 Mod
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2022, 08:17:44 AM »
Yeah I did this 15 years ago as well and the only difference is that I think I unscrewed the front of the lens to take out the glass inside before sawing just to be safe.

I think now I wouldn't have done the mod though, basically trading a bit of chromatic aberration on the vignetting for some weird softness on the edges (although I could've fucked something up, who knows).

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Re: Details about the FC E-9 Mod
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2022, 02:54:37 PM »
anyone ever put it on an hpx? ive seen this vid and it looks really close to an xtreme for the price, but not sure how it'd look on a 72mm camera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR6lTKAXL9A

vig doesnt look nearly as good on this cam

https://youtu.be/m92xMmi15FE

does the hacksaw to the lens make the vig sharper? since the lens elements are closer to the camera.
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Re: Details about the FC E-9 Mod
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2022, 04:42:53 AM »
the fc-e9 looks goofy but it's optically perfect as-is. works great with the panasonic hc-x1000 and jvc hm150. do not do this dumbass mod, you will not have a sharp image/vignette afterwards.

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Re: Details about the FC E-9 Mod
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2022, 02:19:23 AM »
Has anyone tried this fisheye on the sony ax700? I currently have the opteka, which is fine but im trying to look for something a little wider thats not as expensive as the mk1