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    folding bellows

    Can any of you tip me with e-mail addresses there I can learn how to fold a bellows? I need to construct a kind of special bellows for lens shade! I need something wide and low profile to use on the Schneider Super Angulon. I have an a Tomyama 6x24 cm wide angle camera I know this isn’t a large format but those panorama guys probably can’t help me out as this is not really their territory!
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    Here's one link, where you can get a good idea of how to fold a bellows: http://my.net-link.net/~jsmigiel/bellows.html. If you don't want to make it yourself, there are a few enterprises such as www.camerabellows.com who could make it for you. There are probably more instructions on the net if you do a search.
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    Thanks for the link but it's more difficult than those sqeare type of bellows! hoewer I contacted Joe so lets see if he has some ideas! I put up a ruff drowing which show what I need. that size will work out perfectly on that lens! Some metall parts I'm gonna use from the Hasselblad bellows type of shade but the front and the back panell I must manufacture self out of aluminium! which is not a big deal really! It's like a shade on that 35mm panorama movie cameras but just a slightly smaller size! :-)

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    Last edited by uraniumnitrate; 12-06-2006 at 08:24 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Looks like a bellows from an older Polaroid might be of the correct proportion. No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolefler
    Looks like a bellows from an older Polaroid might be of the correct proportion. No?
    Hello!
    I don't know as I never had seen one but I got this problem with the Tomiyama and Schneider combination! I'm loosing cotrast in my negs and I can't say that I like it! :-)

    Otherwise I'm using those square like bellows shade on my other cameras! I have manufactured a holder which I mounted on the 8x10 Tachihara which holds the Toyo bellows shade. It's works but not with this camera as the square blinfolding me! :-) It covers the entire viewer on the camera! :-)

    By the way I have published a pic on the camera in the section panorama cameras you can looked it if you want to!

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    I second the www.camerabellows.com recommendation. They did one for me, and it wasn't even expensive. I saved 60% over buying it from Linhof. Give them to get you a quote.
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    You might try the Panoramic Association to see if any of its members can help you.
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    Guys, thanks for all the tip I've got! It might be some sollution after all!

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    I've improvised lens hoods from black mat board. Cheap and easy.

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    uraniumnitrate,

    If all else fails, you can make an oversized square bellows and use a format mask in front Hollywood cine camera style. Looks strange but a great light trap. May be easier to build.

    Have fum with it.



 

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