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Welcome to the LOREO Lubot

(please refer to your camera instruction manual for changing your lens if you use a Lens in a Cap with your Lubot)


General Instructions

  1. Remove the protective Lubot Dome, and discard the circular insert. Save the Dome for use in storing your Lubot when not in use.
  2. Pull out the Lubot Leg assemblies past the first detent into the fully opened 90 degree position. (fig1 #4)
  3. The Lubot Loupe allows the user a certain amount of diopter adjustment by screwing the Lens Assembly (fig 1 #2)  up or down. This feature is especially important for eyeglass wearers or when using the Lubot for fixed focus Macro photography in conjunction with the optional Loreo Lens in a Cap. "Zero" diopter adjustment is achieved by the following method. Place the protective dome (fig 2 ) which came with your Lubot snugly on the loupe with the lens assembly screwed out as high as possible. Turn the dome and lens assembly together until the bottom edge of the dome just touches the Lubot body. Your Lubot is now set at "zero." Care should be taken when removing the Dome after adjustment so as not to disturb the "zero" setting.
  4. Measuring reticules in millimeters and inches are precision molded into the bottom edges of the Lubot Leg assemblies. To position these useful tools, push the leg assembly of the desired reticule to the 45 degree position, halfway between the fully opened and fully closed positions. The Lubot Leg will snap into place. Pushing further closes the leg assemblies completely for storage.
  5. To use the Lubot Loupe attached to the optional Lens in a Cap for fixed focus Macro photography, press the Lubot gently into the Accessory Holder (fig 1 #5) of the Lens in a Cap. The Accessory holder is designed to hold the Lubot in place with slight spring tension.
  6. When the Lubot Loupe is attached to the optional Lens in a Cap, the plane of focus falls exactly at end of the Lubot legs, but only when the Lubot diopter adjustment is at "zero" (see "1." Above for instructions on "zeroing" your Lubot.)
  7. Slight adjustment of the plane of focus can be made by turning the lens assembly of the Lubot down, lowering the plane of focus outside the limits of the Lubot legs or  turning it up, therefore bringing the focus up, inside the limits of the Lubot legs.
  8. Please refer to the detailed instruction sheet which came with your Loreo Lens in a Cap for information concerning the operation of the optional Lens in a Cap. Instructions are also available on

Lubot Figure 1 1. Optional  Lens in a Cap
2. Lubot Lens assembly for diopter and "zero" adjustment.
3. Measuring reticule in Inches and Millimeters
4. Three position Lubot Legs
Lens in a Cap - Figure 3

Care and Troubleshooting

  1. While your Lubot is not waterproof, it is water resistant. Rain or salt water splashes on the Lubot body should be harmless. Simply wipe them off with a clean cloth. A soiled lens may be gently cleaned with lens tissue moistened with lens cleaning fluid or by breathing on the lens surface. Never put liquid lens cleaner directly onto any lens. Do not wipe with a dry tissue as it may scratch the lens surface.
  2. If you use the Lens in a Cap with a Lubot for taking ultra-macro photographs take care not to knock the Lubot off its mount while adjusting the camera.
  3. When a Lubot is attached to the Lens in a Cap do not disengage it by twisting it. Twisting it too far may result in tightening the eyepiece diopter so as to make it difficult to loosen.
  4. If you over-screw the eyepiece upwards (fig. 2 left) it can be loosened by turning it clockwise while facing upwards. The eyepiece has a right hand thread.
  5. If you over-screw the eyepiece downwards (fig. 2 right) it can be loosened by turning it counter-clockwise while facing upwards.

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