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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 7 Hours Ago  
For Sale: Pentax Eye Piece Magnifier with case - two available
Posted By oneill
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Hey Filmfan I PM ed you
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-29-2020, 01:36 PM  
What are the two 645 fitting lenses you can't live without?
Posted By oneill
Replies: 40
Views: 1,680
Hi,

I only have two native 645 lenses because i think they are the "best-of-bunch". The FA35 and the A/FA120. But like Ed Hurst I pack around another ten 67 lenses, and there are some fabulous ones! but the FA35 and A120 still float close to the top even in that company.

Murray
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-04-2020, 05:01 PM  
Hello from Vancouver, Canada
Posted By oneill
Replies: 27
Views: 779
Welcome to the Forum!

I use the K-1, K-1 Mk.II and the 645D, am a wildlife shooter and do some table-top studio stuff, and am a competent post processer.

Don't mind sharing info.

Have a good one!

Murray
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-31-2020, 03:14 PM  
L Bracket for 645D
Posted By oneill
Replies: 11
Views: 539
It works really well for a two handed grip and also to off camera mount a flash. makes a really nice flash bracket.

it was made originally by Stiz and sold in a medium format large square platform and version as well as a 35mm version long skinny plarform. It was made in a QD style such as mine and also in a version that had a non removable platform.
It was also sold under the Vivitar brand, some the same and some with a slightly different QD style.

Murray
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-26-2020, 08:22 PM  
645 Extension Tubes
Posted By oneill
Replies: 32
Views: 5,761
Hi Richard, I neglected to mention that your 645 Bellows originally came with a version of the Pentax 2P cord that was used on the Pentax IR SET. If you did not get it you can find one and modify it, or the 3P cord, to work on the 645D & Z. That plugs into the connection on the other side of the bellows from the cable connection. And then you can use a single cable release. They show up on eBay once and a while.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-26-2020, 07:53 PM  
645 Extension Tubes
Posted By oneill
Replies: 32
Views: 5,761
Hey Richard, There are two Canon T3 Adapter and they are DIFFERENT. The boxes look the same but the terminology is "T3 Cable Release Adapter" for the one you want, and "T3 Remote Switch Adapter" for the one you don't want.

Check page Page 62 here for what you need: The Pentax Bellows eBook - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com

Stay safe!

Murray
Forum: Sold Items 08-19-2020, 01:16 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Bargain SMC Pentax-A 645 120mm F4.0 Macro
Posted By oneill
Replies: 0
Views: 403
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Bargain SMC Pentax-A 645 120mm F4.0 Macro

Asking Price
75.00 USD

Item Location
Coquitlam (Canada)

Item Description
The sale of this lens is the result of an eBay experience that you hope does not happen to you.
The lens was miss-represented to me as an “Excellent ++” and the pictures did not clearly point out all the “attributes”, and I paid the going price for a lens that I thought was in excellent condition. After paying non-returnable import brokerage and taxes and the cost of freight to ship it back to Japan, a return policy is somewhat of a “hollow” offer.

The lens has been and would have been usable, but unfortunately, I needed a lens that was more “photogenic” for an article I am working on, so I had to buy a second one and am offering this one at a loss. The lens functions just fine, I would call its’ cosmetic condition “good”, there are no issues optically, and I would rate functionality as “very good” to “Excellent”.

This lens is one of the “hidden jewels” of the 645 Medium Format system, and although I have the FA645 120mm F4.0 Macro, which is superb, this is my “go-to” lens for anything over 1:1 magnification or on my Auto Bellows, as auto focus is not an issue. This lens currently sells on eBay for at least one third of the price of the “FA” version. It is in my opinion the only lens you would need for the Auto Bellows 645.

The lens came out late in the 645 film (manual focus) era and the close-up specs are not listed in the manual for the Auto Extension Tube 645 set, nor the Helicoid Extension Tube 645 nor in the 645 Interchangeable Lenses brochure.

As I had to find some of this info anyway, I built a PDF spec sheet that contains all the close-up data for the standard lens extensions, the Auto Extension Tubes, Helicoid Extension Tube, Auto Bellows 645 and the Auto Extension tubes & Helicoid Extension Tubes used in combination.

This lens was used in compiling the close-up data but the “pretty one” was used for the cover of the PDF.

Magnification with only lens extensions from: 0.20x to 1.00x (life-size)
Magnification with auto extension tubes from: 1.16x to 1.78x
Magnification with helicoid extension tube: 1.47x to 1.73x
Magnification with helicoid & auto ext. tubes: 1.47x to 2.44x
Magnification with auto bellows: 0.44x to 2.70x

A copy of this six page PDF document will be included N/C, in fact, if any owners of this lens want a copy, you can email at oneill@nucleus.com and I will forward a copy via Wetransfer.com

Condition: small scratch on main lens barrel, evidence of a label on main lens barrel (not removable), small ding on extension barrel, not so noticeable, at some point the lens was cleaned, or repaired, and the extending barrel was improperly assembled 90 degrees out of register so the white “index” line does not line up with the ratio marks on the fixed barrel. This is fixable, but only affects the reading of the ratio marks, and it is easy to align them with the red index on the focus distance indicator.

So … she is not the prettiest girl at the party, and she has some “warts”, but is a fantastic dancer ….. so, I have to ask you, did you come for “pretty” or come to dance? 😊

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
16.75 US (Continental US & Canada)

Shipping Services
Canada Post (Tracked Parcel)

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No return (As is)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-03-2020, 04:24 PM  
Setting Aperture Manually 645 Lenses vs 67 Lenses
Posted By oneill
Replies: 6
Views: 653
I don't have to imagine :) I have a 67 bellows as well, I am using a 645D body on it, not a 67, but it is a little like using an 8x10 view camera. I keep it disassembled in a 1500 Pelican case and assemble it when I want to use it. The bellows itself has a metal frame on both ends so it lends itself to that procedure nicely without risking damage.

Murray
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-22-2020, 11:47 AM  
Setting Aperture Manually 645 Lenses vs 67 Lenses
Posted By oneill
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Hi diggles,

The 645 lenses will not stop down manually like all the other Pentax lenses. When you mount them in reverse you need to use the Reverse Adaptor 645 as well as the Reverse Attachment 645.

it you check page 66 of my bellows eBook there is a better explanation.

The Pentax Bellows eBook - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com

Have a good one!

Murray
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-04-2019, 12:52 PM  
This is Mine!
Posted By oneill
Replies: 3
Views: 126
World's Ugliest Grizzly Bear
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-19-2019, 09:58 PM  
Pentax Auto Bellows 645 on eBay
Posted By oneill
Replies: 1
Views: 539
This is an item that does not come up for sale often. I have one, excellent build, bellows is totally enclosed when collapsed, which is a nice feature in the field.

Pentax Auto Bellows 645 for macro photography - 645D 645N 645Z | eBay

Murray
Forum: Sold Items 02-07-2019, 12:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Kalcor Bellows (M42)(Price reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Sold payment pending
Forum: Sold Items 02-07-2019, 12:40 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Asahi Pentax SMC Bellows Takumar 100mm F4.0 (M42) (Further Price Reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Sold Pending payment.
Forum: Sold Items 02-03-2019, 09:28 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Auto Bellows A and Macro Stand
Posted By oneill
Replies: 0
Views: 1,137
PentaxForums.com 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.

Components:
(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 | PentaxForums.com

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

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

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

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

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 01-26-2019, 11:56 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Kalcor Bellows (M42)(Price reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 12-27-2018, 08:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Asahi Pentax SMC Bellows Takumar 100mm F4.0 (M42) (Further Price Reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 12-27-2018, 08:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Kalcor Bellows (M42)(Price reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Bumo!
Forum: Sold Items 12-08-2018, 01:29 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Soligor Multiflex Bellows: Pentax K Body/M42 Lens (original Konica AR) w/Macro Stand
Posted By oneill
Replies: 2
Views: 1,950
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 11-20-2018, 12:03 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Soligor Multiflex Bellows: Pentax K Body/M42 Lens (original Konica AR) w/Macro Stand
Posted By oneill
Replies: 2
Views: 1,950
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 11-07-2018, 12:41 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Soligor Multiflex Bellows: Pentax K Body/M42 Lens (original Konica AR) w/Macro Stand
Posted By oneill
Replies: 2
Views: 1,950
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Soligor Multiflex Bellows: Pentax K Body/M42 Lens (original Konica AR) w/Macro Stand

Asking Price
209.00 USD

Item Location
Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

Item Description
The pleated bellows is in excellent condition; one of the strong features of the Soligor bellows is that when the bellows is collapsed the bellows itself is protected. The lower Multiflex Focus Track is a separate accessory and is not always available with the bellows. In this case the focus rail is a “Contax” branded one (made by Soligor) and is in “like new” condition. Soligor bellows units were made to fit Canon, Nikon and M42 Mounts. The units also were “branded”, for instance the Konica Auto Bellows 3 AR, and for others; Contax, Yashica, Minolta, Fujica, Miranda, and Mamiya/Sekor.

This bellows unit is originally a Konica Flange mount and has been fitted with a Photodiox Pro AR to PK camera mount adaptor, and a Konica/Praktica Lens Adaptor 2 AR (M42). This allows the attachment of a Pentax DSLR with sufficient clearance from the rear standard and allows the use of screw mount lenses of which there are many excellent ones available. Obviously Konica lenses can also be used and the Konica/Minolta 50mm Macro lens is an excellent performer. The Pentax SMC Super Macro-Takumar 50mm F4.0 (M42) is rated 9.9 out of 10 for sharpness and would be my choice.

The Soligor Multiflex Auto Bellows is an excellent bellows in that it is robust with excellent build quality comparable to the Asahi Pentax Auto Bellows, which says a lot. This Bellows has a two piece “X” rail, but I would more accurately describe it as two “V” rails jointed together. They are aligned with two locator pins on the front and use a single ¼-20 screw at the rear to hold them together.

The two piece rail system is very versatile in that the bottom rail component can be removed quickly w/o tools, and replaced by an 8” Arca-Swiss quick release rail (Hejnar Photo), as illustrated with a Pentax K-1 Mk.II and an SMC Bellows-Takumar 100mm F4 lens. This lowers the profile and makes it easy to mount on multi-directional micro-adjusting focus rails using QR, or on automatic rails such as the Cognisys Stack Shot with a quick release.

The Macro Stand is a high quality stand, easily attached w/o tools, with a rotatable stage and is an excellent additional accessory that allows vertical (or horizontal) macro with a solid or illuminated stage for smaller objects such as insects, coins, stamps, mineral samples etc. I believe this is far superior to the Asahi Pentax Macrophoto Stand which is nearly impossible to find used.

This Soligor Multiflex Auto Bellows (Pentax K & M42) Set is comprised of these components:

(1) Multiflex Auto Bellows
(2) Multiflex Focus Track (Contax branded)
(3) Photodiox Pro AR to PK (Pentax K) Adaptor
(4) Konica/Praktica Lens Adaptor 2 AR (M42)
(5) Unbranded Soligor/Contax/Konica/Yashica/Vivitar Macro Stand (made by Soligor)
(6) Multiflex User Manual (PDF Copy) Note: Hard copy not available.
.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
$25 US, Continental US & Canada

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

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

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 10-25-2018, 02:45 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Kalcor Bellows (M42)(Price reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 10-25-2018, 02:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Asahi Pentax SMC Bellows Takumar 100mm F4.0 (M42) (Further Price Reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 09-15-2018, 09:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Kalcor Bellows (M42)(Price reduction)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 09-14-2018, 10:24 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Auto Bellows M (K Mount) Price reduction!
Posted By oneill
Replies: 1
Views: 966
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 09-05-2018, 12:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 58mm Reverse Adaptor Set 645 #38450 (Further Price reduced)
Posted By oneill
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
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