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Old 25-11-2010, 22:18   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, been thinking along the lines of making a focus rail from a bellow [old], any good advice on what to do or not to do & what to use, cheers simobow
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Re: Bellow making.

Go for it! Sounds like a good plan and focus rails make for easier focus stacking!

I guess one point to look out for is that the weight of the lens doesn't unbalance the bellows "drive" making it difficult to operate. You using an M42 bellows and so an adapter? And an M42 lens on the front?
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Cheers Mark, been looking at the BPM universal, seems to be along the right lines for what am looking for, would i be right? don't know much about this, what's a M42 & would it be right for my camera D70? cheers
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Re: Bellow making.

Well this BPM Universal Bellows Slide Copier Pentax M42 Screw Fit on eBay (end time 11-Oct-10 20:44:41 BST) has the M42 fittings (42mm screw fittings - as used by most SLRs before proprietary bayonet fittings came in). You'll need an M42 lens stuck on the end and an M42 to Nikon adapter at the other end to make it all work - obviously on the camera no AF and not sure about exposure (my Sigmas work perfectly, the Canons don't)
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Cheers anything like that then with attachments as you said toalso i was looking at this bit dear though for all its got but am on the right tracks am i macro bellows.com - Macro and close up accessories for sale & then it was BPM Focuslide - Macro Focusing Rail Bellows Accessories
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Re: Bellow making.

I notice that the Velbon Super Mag Slider is now more widely available again. And in stock in UK. Retails at around £80, but is a 4 ways slider with fine control. And is very rigid and takes the weight of my gear easily. It's the rail I use.
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