To grease it you need to take the tripod mounting block off, there is a retainer screw under it.
then you can unscrew the barrel and grease it.
Superlube grease works, dont use axle (tube) grease, you'll never focus it in the winter.
I need to find something that works locally, I was considering marine grade white lith or something with Teflon. The stuff that's on there is just nasty, but I need something that's good in our evening heat too.
Geo, I watched that LAR creep up and get to $84 plus shipping, but I think Tile Guy might have cut the winner a break on shipping. Chuck tipped me to an adapter at hayneedle, and I found an ETX 1.25" visual back on cncsupply that I might try. That will work better for me anyhow since most of my stuff is 1.25". We'll see.
That will have to be next month I think, as I've got some conferences coming up and school's starting. I hope to get it cleaned and greased in the next few days, tough, and use my .965 stuff with it for now.
and, yes, the 500 must be really tiny. I've never seen one up close.
Edited by DocFinance, 22 August 2014 - 02:07 PM.