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07-06-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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Missing bellows piece?


I just got a pair of Asahi Pentax Bellows II that I ordered from ebay. I suspect there is a piece missing that attaches the camera to the bellows unit. Anyone know what these are called, where I can buy them and how much they cost?

07-06-2010, 07:59 AM   #2
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you appear to be missing the mount.

Is this the lens end or the camera end

if it is the camera end you can get a flanged M42 to K mount adaptor and either screw or epoxy it to the bellows.

If it is the lens side, again you may be able to use an M42 to K mount adaptor screwed or epoxied to the bellows.

This would let you mount M42 lenses and bayonet it to the camera body

alternatively you could canabalize a teleconverter and steal the mounts.
07-06-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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This is the camera end. The screw at the top is for adjusting the bellows' alignment to the camera.

You could try a teleconverter or some such for its screwmount, but if at all possible I'd see about a refund.
07-06-2010, 10:23 AM   #4
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Yes, the camera end. The piece has the M42 screw on the camera side, and sticks into the bellows, there's a groove where the thumb screw tightens down.

Refund, or alternately, the seller may have the piece around somewhere.


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