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    PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    Hello People

    I have the above & have some questions

    1. Does anyone have or know where to get a copy of the user manuals.

    2. If I were to use the PB-5 bellows wth my D610 body would I have issues. i.e is the coupling pre AI ?

    3. I'm not sure how to use the PS-5 slide adaptor. I have a bunch of old family slides that I want to digitise. The slide adaptor has a short set of bellows whch look like they pull out and maybe clip into the front of a lens. I'm guessing the lens fits on front of the PS-5 bellows. What length should the lens be & what size diameter should the flter thread on the lens be for it to connect properly.

    I here you say get a scanner, but currently I can't justify the expense & happen to have the bellows & slide adaptor. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Rob


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    Re: PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    The lens attaches to the front of the bellows... the bellows turns the lens into a macro lens...

    the slide holder in that system (the PS-5) attaches to the underside of the bellows and holds the slide in front of the lens...

    By adjusting both the bellows and the PS-5, the combination allows you to focus your lens in a 1:1 ratio on the slide... you then set up the whole shebang in front of a white light or pointed at a flash... adjust your exposure, fine tune the focus looking at Live View, and bang... take a digital image of your slide... You now have a RAW image of the slide at the resolution of your camera...

    The above assumes you don't have a macros lens...

    There is a less expensive solution that uses sort of the same basic process as the above, but instead of a bellows and the PS-5, you use a macro lens with a Nikon Slide Copying Adapter ES-1... The ES-1 is sort of a tube-in-a-tube that allows you to extend the body, similar to the bellows to achieve focus


    The ES-1 system, since it screws onto the front of your macro lens, uses your camera's light meter, whereas the bellows, I believe, does not.
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  3. #3
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    Re: PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    Thanks Fred that makes sense.

    I already have the belows & slide adaptor, so buying the ES-1 would be a more expensive route.

    I have a 55mm AI-S Macro lens, would that be suitable ?

    I'm still unsure if the PB-5 belows are going to screw my D610 lens mount

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    Re: PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    Quote Originally Posted by Rib-f View Post
    ..............I'm still unsure if the PB-5 belows are going to screw my D610 lens mount
    F-mount is F-mount all day long.
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    Re: PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    Yes... It'll connect... as Sparky says, it's just an F-mount... The bellows should let you use just about any lens under 100mm... the AI-s should work fine...

  6. #6
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    Re: PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    I found that when I used my D600 with PB-6 bellows I had to use an extension ring....
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    Re: PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    Quote Originally Posted by nzswift View Post
    I found that when I used my D600 with PB-6 bellows I had to use an extension ring....
    Rotate the back standard on the bellow first. Then your D600 will turn right on. If need be, rotate the standard back.
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    Re: PB-5 Bellows & PS-5 slide adaptor help

    Quote Originally Posted by nzswift View Post
    I found that when I used my D600 with PB-6 bellows I had to use an extension ring....

    WHen I got the PB-5 bellows they came with an extension ring of about 20mm, maybe that was the reason ...





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