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Ellis Vener

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Bellows recommendation for Canon EF mount?
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:32:07 am »

Camera will be the 5DS. I'd prefer something similar to the Nikon PB-6 which has a moving tripod mount block rather than the fixed tripod mount positions most bellows have. I know i can add an auxilary geared movement to a fixed tripod mount but I prefer to keep my setups less complicated.
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Re: Bellows recommendation for Canon EF mount?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 01:44:38 pm »

Why not the PB-6? The issue might be no electronics pass-through, but if you are using a reversed enlarger lens or some such with physical aperture ring, that's fine.

Novoflex does make or used to make (aBay) a Canon mount electronic pass-through, pretty expensive, as all Novoflex things are. There are Chinese knockoff electronic pass-through gadgets out there, stick one end on lens mount, add your favorite adapter and bellows, add other end of pass-through gadget (connected to the first by a curly cord) to Canon EF lens, stick lens onto bellows. I have no idea if it works well or at all, I have just seen the ads.
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Re: Bellows recommendation for Canon EF mount?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 11:36:32 pm »

At this point I am definitely leaning back towards the PB-6. I already have a very fine F to EF ADAPTER.
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Re: Bellows recommendation for Canon EF mount?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 12:27:55 am »

I have a Nikon PB-4 which in addition to the bellows, has a geared focusing rail. I haven't used it in years now.

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Re: Bellows recommendation for Canon EF mount?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 05:12:29 pm »

I have a Nikon PB-4 which in addition to the bellows, has a geared focusing rail. I haven't used it in years now.
Ah! I had just ordered a PB-6!
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