Thank you Tom and Chris for quickly responding to Tim's issue and helping out. Since this topic was started at the same time as Tim sent us his email I said that I will reply here.
If you can see the pilot light clearly and more or less in the center of the beam this means the LSD is mounted correctly which is the most important thing.
Since Tim already has experience with the LSD on his Z-240 I will skip the basics but if someone is interested here is the topic where most of the beginner stuff was covered: http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=62595
What I would like to add is that masks act as apertures. The smaller the hole the darker the light output and with our masks it goes down about 0.5-1 F-stop per step.
With smaller holes and the Z-240 it is normal to use full power. The new Z-330 is more suited for this because of higher power and the pilot light is slightly tilted making it more central in the LSD which helps with aiming. But still the ideal scenario for snooting is a pilot light and flash tube shining from the same spot or what is more common: a round flash tube with a pilot light in the center.
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