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Pentax Auto Bellows A and Macro Stand Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax Auto Bellows A and Macro Stand

Asking Price
250.00 USD

Item Location
Coquitlam (Canada)

Item Description
This Pentax Auto Bellows A is the newest of the Pentax bellows units and is in excellent condition. The bellows itself is light tight with no apparent wear. This bellows has a three function cable release on the front lens board; (1) Cable release, (2) Manual lens stop-down, (3) Locking lens stop-down. It can be used with a dual cable release (not supplied)

The original User Manual (hard copy) and will be supplied with a memory stick containing a digital PDF copy of the User Manual, along with PDF copies of the manuals for other peripheral equipment and accessories that can be used with this bellows.

Pentax digital camera bodies require spacing out from the camera bellows mount board and also included is a #1 (13mm) Aico Manual Extension Tube K.

Supplied with this bellows is a macro photographic stand. The Pentax Macro Stand is seldom, if ever, seen for sale, the staging table does not rotate, and for focusing uses the Pentax Macro Focusing Rail III, which has a very coarse rail focusing mechanism and in my opinion not suitable for precise macro work.

This macro stand is manufactured by Soligor and sold under a number of brand names, Contax, Minolta, Yashica and others. It has a 360 degree rotatable stage table with specimen clips. It is mated with an 11.81 inch (300 mm) upright rail/column made by Sunwayphoto (DPG3016). The bellows is attached with a Really Right Stuff Clamp (B2-MAS). This combination allows two height adjustments, the RRS clamp will position the bellows focusing rail up and down on the rail and the integral Pentax bellows focusing rail will allow fine up and down adjustment of the bellows unit, leaving the two bellows lens/body adjustments for fine focus. It is very stable even with a large full frame body.

Because the upright rail (support column) has Arca-Swiss QR grooves on both sides, the entire unit can be mounted horizontally on a tripod with an Arca-Swiss compatible clamp
This combination unit would be ideal for photographing small items such as stamps, coins, insects, mineral samples, small flowers, etc. the optimal lens for use with the macro stand would be 50mm or less and a macro lens would be a good choice.

(1) Pentax Auto Bellows A
(2) Pentax Auto Bellows A User Manual
(3) Aico #1 (13mm) Manual Extension Tube K
(4) Sunwayphoto Multi-Purpose Rail (DPG3016)
(5) RRS Clamp (B2-MAS)
(6) Hejnar Index Stop Bar
(7) 1gb Memory Stick (Digital User Manual PDFs)

Contents of USB memory stick:
(1) Pentax Auto Bellows A Operating Manual (60 Pages)
(2) Pentax Extension Tube Set K (Early) Manual (40 Pages)
(3) Pentax Extension Tube Set K (Late) Manual (37 Pages)
(4) Pentax Helicoid Extension Tube K Manual (4 Pages)
(5) Pentax 49mm & 52mm Reverse Adaptor K Manual (3 Pages)
(6) Pentax Mount Adaptor K (1 Page)
(7) “The Pentax Bellows” eBook (125 Pages)

All PDF manuals are full colour, Hi-Res, and suitable for printing.

Read more here below: (The Auto Bellows A & M are pretty much identical)

PENTAX Auto Bellows M and Slide Copier M reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database
The Pentax Bellows eBook - Articles and Tips |

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Item Condition (Key)
Like New

Shipping Destinations

Shipping Charge
17.50 US Untracked, 21.00 US Tracked, continental US & Canada

Shipping Services
Canada Post

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Return Policy & Additional Details
Return allowed if not as stated.

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