The camera's integral B4 bayonet mount
allows direct docking with conventional 2/3 inch HD lenses.
On original carbines, these bayonet mounts
were made out of steel, and I don't know how well a polymer mount would even work if used, but if you find yourself in a situation where you have to fix bayonets, no matter which rifle you have in your hands that is the mother of all bad days.
This optical-to-video adapter utilizes the same quick-change bayonet mount
that an operator would use to change from a 10x lens to a 50x lens, with no tools required.
To attach the two, I had to find a reverse adapter designed to attach a lens backwards to the bayonet mount
of a Pentax bellows.
The eyepieces feature a bayonet mount
with a safety catch.
You use your existing Nikkor lenses and the AstroScope installs between the lens and the camera body in less that 10 seconds using the standard Nikon bayonet mount
(with both a Nikon SLR AF [Auto Focus] Front Lens Adapter [FLA] and Back Body Adapter [BBA]).
Can you tell me how to remove the front sight and bayonet mount
I attached a bayonet mount
for the lens to a modified CFW-8 front plate.
It has the same bayonet mount
as our camera body, and the knife edge is exactly the same distance from the front of the mount as the film is from the front of our camera body.