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Thousand Oaks Optical SolarLite Solar Filter Film (ND 5) - 4" (101mm) Square Piece

Thousand Oaks Optical SolarLite Solar Filter Film (ND 5) - 4" (101mm) Square Piece

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1. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Please Note: For safety reasons, we do not accept returns of Thousand Oaks film pieces. Please make sure that you order the right type and size for your needs.

Thousand Oaks Optical SolarLite Solar Filter Film - 4" Square Piece

1. About Thousand Oaks Optical's SolarLite Film Sheets

We offer Thousand Oaks Optical's new SolarLite solar filter film pieces in many different sizes. This is suitable to make your own:
(i) Solar viewing glasses or observing card (for direct solar viewing without the use of optical equipment), or
(ii) Front-mounted solar filters for telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, or large camera lenses.

Each piece is carefully cut by Agena, packed between two cardboard sheets, and shipped flat. A basic information sheet with some mounting instructions is included, but these are not detailed instructions to make your own solar filter. However, you can find dozens of online resources on making your own solar filter to view and photograph the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017.

2. About Thousand Oak's SolarLite Solar Film

Safely view the sun anytime and during all partial phases of an eclipse (a filter is required for all phases of an annular or partial eclipse). Thousand Oaks Optical's exclusive high quality SolarLite polymer substrates provide superior safety features, sharper solar images, and pleasing orange solar image. This solar eclipse film meet CE/ISO safety requirements. The transmission is 1/1,000th of 1% (Optical Density OD 5).

SolarLite: After years of R & D, Thousand Oaks has developed a new solar film that has the optical quality of the glass with the advantages of impregnated polymer (Thousand Oaks Optical Black Polymer). Images through this new SolarLite film are optically superior compared to the images from the older Thousand Oaks black polymer film. This new SolarLite film was released in very late 2016, so make sure that you get products with this newer SolarLite film.

This film will never develop pin holes or scratches that can let in light and ruin a filter. Other advantages: Light weight and does not require re-balancing tube assembly, will not break, consistent yellow-orange solar image, even density with any aperture, flat surface. Slight creases or wrinkles or warps may be present, but these will not have any impact on the solar image. Will not tear or puncture. Stronger than any other solar film on the market. Guaranteed 15 years.

About the Company

Thousand Oaks Optical is a leading US-based manufacturer of solar filters and films. They have been making these products for over 35 years, and their products have been used by NASA aboard the Space Shuttle. Other professional users include: ABC, BBC CBS, NBC, CNN, NOVA, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and most major universities and observatories throughout the world.

Warning

Never look at the sun without special eye protection. When viewing the eclipse, use this film at all times when any part of the sun is visible. Do not look into an unfiltered telescope with this film on the eyepiece end alone.

  • Thousand Oaks Information Sheet: Solar Film Information and Care Sheet (PDF format, 62KB)

Note: Occasionally, the product you receive might have a slightly different cosmetic appearance or labeling than what is shown. This can often change from batch to batch according to the whims of the manufacturer. However, you will always receive a brand new, original product as described above.

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2. ORDERING INFORMATION

Payment: We only accept Paypal and major credit cards through Paypal.

Shipping Method: United States Postal Service (USPS), unless otherwise specified.

Checkout: Please pay for the item(s) within 3 days from your account on eBay or by using the link in the email you receive from eBay.

Shipping Discount: We offer shipping discounts if you order multiple quantities/items. eBay will automatically show you the correct, discounted shipping costs when you check-out.

Combining Purchases: You can combine shipping for items purchased from us on eBay within 3 days. Buy the items individually, and check out together for all items. eBay will combine the shipping weights and show you the discounted shipping cost. You must check out for all items together via eBay for this. We cannot combine shipping costs after you check out individually for your purchases.

Sales Tax: 8.5% sales tax added if your Ship-To address is in California.

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3. US SHIPPING

Delivery Time: Most orders ship within 1 business day of receiving payment. First Class shipments will take 3-5 days to arrive after we ship it. Priority Mail shipments will take 2-3 days. However, these delivery times are NOT guaranteed by the USPS. Delays of up to 2 weeks can occur in about 5% of the shipments.

Tracking/Delivery Confirmation: eBay will update you once your order ships. You can see the order status or tracking information from your eBay account at any time.

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4. INTERNATIONAL ORDERING / SHIPPING

Shipping Cost: Click on the "Shipping and Payments" tab above and select your country to see your shipping choices and cost. If you need a shipping cost estimate for multiple items, please contact us.

Delivery Time:

1) USPS First Class International: Delivery takes about 3-4 weeks after we ship your package. This can frequently take 4-6 weeks or more for several countries (8 weeks for Italy, Argentina, and South Africa; 8-12 weeks for Brazil). THERE IS NO TRACKING FOR FIRST CLASS SHIPMENTS. The information shown in your eBay account is just a customs form number - it is NOT a tracking number as incorrectly indicated by eBay. Once your package ships, we can do nothing but wait until your package arrives. Please do not become impatient and contact us in 2-3 weeks if your package has not arrived. If you don't receive the package in 6 weeks, contact us and we will work with you to resolve the issue. If you don't want to take the risk of this delay, then DO NOT USE First Class mail - use Priority or Express shipping instead.

(2) USPS Priority Mail International: Delivery takes 1 - 2 weeks after we ship your package. This can sometimes take 3-4 weeks to several countries. The USPS provides some basic tracking information for Priority shipping.

(3) USPS Express Mail International: Delivery usually takes 5-10 business days after we ship your package. You will receive a tracking number with which you can track your shipment from USPS.com. Note: If you use this option, you must send us your phone number when you check-out or else your shipment will be delayed. This is required for international postal forms.

Again, these delivery times are NOT guaranteed by the US Postal Service. The most common reason for delays is slow customs inspection and clearance in your country, and can be very long, even for Express mail packages. Upon shipping your order, delivery delays are beyond our control, so do not leave us negative feedback or file a Paypal claim if your package is delayed. Delays are quite common but losses are very rare, so your patience/cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Customs and Duties: You are responsible for any duties and taxes that may be levied in your country. These are not included in the item price or shipping cost. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be or if they will be levied upon delivery. Customs policies vary widely from country to country (Some countries such as UK are strict about imposing hefty customs duties). It is your responsibility to check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Customs fees are normally charged by the delivery company or your country's postal service, or collected when you pick the item up. These fees are NOT additional shipping charges.

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5. RETURN/EXCHANGE POLICY

US Orders: Returns must be shipped back within 30 days. All returned items must be in brand new, resalable condition with original manufacturer’s packaging. A minimum restocking fee of 10% will be deducted if there is any evidence of use or wear, dirt, scratches, missing packaging/parts, etc. We may levy a larger restocking fee if the condition warrants it, or even refuse returns entirely if returned in heavily used/abused condition. Shipping fees are non-refundable (for items with free or discounted fixed shipping, the actual outbound S&H cost we incurred will be deducted) and you are responsible for all return shipping costs. Please contact us first before returning an item.

International Orders: No returns/exchanges accepted unless the item we shipped is defective. Please research the product and ask us any questions BEFORE you purchase to make sure you are buying the correct item for your needs.

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