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First shots with bellows.

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Dave in Wales, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I bought a set of Pentax bellows, a Canon FD 28mm and a Pentax K 50mm from Ffordes. The adaptors etc came via Amazon from China and took an age to arrive.
    The camera is an Oly EM1 and the ring flash an Oly SRF-11.

    It's been great fun messing around, making stuff (the focussing rail and off-camera flash mount) and doing tests.
    The lenses are used in reverse and the magnifications range from approximately from 0.8x-3.7x with the 50mm and 3.3-8x with the 28mm.
    The ring flash works a treat off-camera in fully auto TTL mode.

    My biggest problem is vibration of the rig causing focusing problems, so the next project is a gizmo to clamp the rig to the table.

    These are my VERY FIRST SHOTS, I'm reasonably satisfied.

    None of the shots have been 'pulled-up'...they are as recorded by the sensor.

    17025993221_a1946d3fd1_c. image by Dave in Wales, on Flickr

    16839079678_5745193aba_c. image by Dave in Wales, on Flickr

    16839322730_839b804019_c. image by Dave in Wales, on Flickr

    17025409262_4ffd2616a0_c. image by Dave in Wales, on Flickr

    17025993461_e996130386_o. image by Dave in Wales, on Flickr

    16839321640_eb2af3c887_c. image by Dave in Wales, on Flickr

    My VERY, VERY first shot, terrible quality.
    Taken due to impatience using the 28mm with bellows at full extension.
    Pin head, approx. 1.5mm dial, magnification 8x.
    17026161401_be1608a4a4_c. image by Dave in Wales, on Flickr
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
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