3D printing mounting rings

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akdwivedi
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3D printing mounting rings

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has someone tried 3D printing mounting rings for camera lenses like the samyang 135mm, canon 200mm or sigma 135mm lenses. I saw a plenty of videos about astrodymium, hyperpod, astrokraken (i hope I got it right), but the shipping etc is a bummber.

I have been thinking of getting a 3D printer for some time. would love to get some advice from some gurus here on our forums.
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Do you have your own design? If so, you can try a local printing shop to save on shipping.

Another way is to use a parcel forwarding service like Vpost
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there are certainly some designs available on thingiverse which can be adapted. but more importantly wanted to get some advice from local folks who do 3D printing, spool, printer model etc.
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Re: 3D printing mounting rings

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Depends on whether you actually want to do 3d printing as a hobby I guess... thought of buying too, but realised I just want to print occasional parts for astro, don't really want to spend time maintaining. I have been using 3dprintsingapore.com at toa payoh, user friendly website and good print quality.
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