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Removing Glass from an Adaptor

I asked earlier about mounting a DSLR to a Minolta Auto Bellows I. Someone suggested a lens adaptor and also suggested that if it came with a glass element to remove the glass. How do I remove this ...
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Which DSLRs can be used with Minolta Auto Bellows I?

Will a DSLR camera body mate with the Minolta Auto Bellows I? Which DSLR will work, if any? To clarify, I'm a novice. I've posted a photo with a black round bar projecting out of the bottom of the ...
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Mounting large format lens on PB-4 Bellows

I have a PB-4 bellows. I want to mount a large format lens on the bellows so it can focus to infinity and I will have a very versatile tilt/shift bellows. So I am just wondering if there are any ...
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Will using a macro bellow eliminate focus breathing?

I'm looking to do an automated focus stacking using a manual macro lens, and I would like to find a solution that avoid focus breathing (i.e. a change in the FOV while changing the focus). I was ...
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What kind of bellows should I use for 5x magnification with a 100mm lens?

I have a Canon 1200D and I have a Tokina f2.8 100mm macro lens. I would like to achieve up to 5x magnification. Which bellows should I use?
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What is produced by twisting the bellows?

While researching Sinar Norma cameras, I found this picture: It seems that the photographer who was using the large format camera was twisting the bellows of the camera using the flexibility of the ...
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Focussing 100mm Auto Bellows Minolta lens on Bellows I with slide duplicator

I have a Minolta Auto Bellows 100mm lens (no focussing functionality, just aperture), that I am trying to use to duplicate slides with a A7R III and Minolta bellows I, focussing rail and slide ...
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How to fit an action camera into antique (bellows) housing?

This summer, I'll be participating in a pioneer handcart trek, where everyone is encouraged to wear period clothing (mid 1800s). I'd like to add an antique camera to my costume, but make it ...
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Novoflex bellows lens mount identification

I bought an old Novoflex bellows and I'm trying to find the right adapter for it. Can somebody identify this mount? The opposite end is a 39mm Leica screw mount. The collar rotates ~40° or so (...
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Can alignment of the bed rails of a Speed Graphic be repaired?

I own a Speed Graphic (not sure how old but anyways) that is in almost perfect condition (from a working point of view) the focal plane shutter works at all speeds, nothing is really damaged, etc, ...
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Do I need a macro lens to do macro shots with a bellows unit?

I have a Nikon bellows unit and would like to pair it up with a 50mm adapted lens. Do I need to acquire a macro lens or will a standard lens work? Is a 50mm okay. I just would like to do macro. The ...
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Is there a reason to use folding bellows instead of my bag bellows for a range of lenses?

I have a 4x5 monorail camera and a range of lenses from 75mm to 210mm. I have normal folding bellows, and bag bellows, the latter is necessary for the wide angle lens. However, the bag bellows has ...
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How far do I need to extend bellows to achieve particular minimum focal length [duplicate]

If I have a 200mm lens, and want to focus at, say, 450mm from the camera, two questions: can I (do I need to) use bellows to achieve this? is there a formula for how to work out how much extension I ...
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Differences between the PB-4 and PB-6 bellows for my Nikon camera?

I'm looking into used PB-4 or PB-6 bellows for my Nikon system that I use to do amateur botanical shots. Currently I use a couple of macro lenses and some extenders. The price of each bellows is ...
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Can I make a 1:2 macro lens into 1:1 true macro using only bellows?

I have a Tamron 90mm with a 1:2 magnification. If I use a bellows will that make it 1:1? I know I can buy an extension but I also what to know if I can get 1:1 magnification with only the bellows ...
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What are the pros and cons of different lenses on the end of a long macro bellows

I just picked up a vintage 300mm bellows with a 50mm lens on the M42 screw mount, but the lens is kinda foggy and scratched. What would I gain or lose with different focal lengths for a replacement ...
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Can extension tubes be used to zoom in in pinhole / zone plate photography?

In a recent question it was stated that You cannot change the focal length of the zone, it is fixed and a characteristic of the physical dimensions of the camera As far as I know, focal length of ...
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How can I achieve extreme macro?

Following up from my previous question I would like some advice on getting closer results. Below I have posted an unedited photo of a dead fly I found. What equipment do I need to get his face ...
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Help identifying a camera during the London Olympics games 2012

During the final competition of the individual all-around gymnastics (won by Gabby Douglas) I noticed a photographer (if memory doesn't fail me, he was placed behind the russian team) with a very ...
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Who is the (contemporary) photographer using an old bellows camera?

I have read about a photographer (possibly working for/collaborating with the National Geographic society) who was using (not uniquely, of course) an old style bellows camera for his shoots. He went ...
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Shift bellows for (canon) DSLR

I would like to know if there is any (reasonably priced) bellows to shift lenses for DSLR (preferably canon) using the same brand lenses. It seems something hard to find, even if I guess it would be ...
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