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11-20-2010, 06:31 AM   #1
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AutoBellows M

Hi I'm new to the forum

can someone please enlighten me?
I have had an unused set of Auto Bellows (M) for 20years + and wonder if I can use my DSLR lenses with them, without too many problems?
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11-20-2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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It will work just fine, though you will have to use your DSLR in M mode.

Make sure your bellow has no dust in it, otherwise they will all end up in your sensor, it happened to me!
11-20-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Pentax Forums!

Can you use your dSLR lenses?

It depends on the lens. If the lens lacks an aperture ring you will be limited to shooting either fully stopped down or fully open. (You did say AUTO Bellows M?) As for the camera settings...Yes, M mode will work as will Av mode. M mode will give you more accurate metering if you have a recent model body (e.g. K-x, K-7 or newer). The main issue is remembering to stop down the lens for both exposure and metering. Unfortunately the dual cable release for your bellows does not help much since the dSLR bodies don't support a traditional cable release.

Here is a thread on this site regarding usage of your bellows:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/35286-asa...lows-auto.html
...particularly this comment:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/35286-asa...tml#post325119

Steve

P.S. In case you don't have the manual for your bellows, it is available for download HERE. The password is "Pentax".

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11-21-2010, 01:19 PM   #4
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Hi and thanks for your helpful reply!
Regards ColinS

11-21-2010, 01:20 PM   #5
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Hi and thanks for your helpful reply!

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11-22-2010, 02:21 PM   #6
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You need a lens with an aperture ring.

Lens without an aperture ring will always at smallest aperture.
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