Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

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Zablot Contributing Member • Posts: 649
Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

I was recently given a Pentax Auto Bellows and was wondering whether it could be customized so that it could work with a K10d. It is a fairly old and outdated piece of equipment, but seems like it could be retrofitted to fit my K10d. Any ideas would be appreciated.

As Always,

Jim

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Sinnettc
Sinnettc Veteran Member • Posts: 4,511
Re: Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

Is that the screw mount? If so, you just need an m42-K mount adapter and a lens, though IIRC you may also need an extension tube to get it far enough past the flash to mount completely. Or maybe that was the K-mount version I borrowed, which was larger.

I've got one of the screw mount ones with an old screw mount 55mm 1.7 and it takes pretty decent pictures. I should use it more.

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OP Zablot Contributing Member • Posts: 649
Re: Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

Yes, looks like a screw mount.........................Jim

mem Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

There is no problem mounting any Pentax DSLR (ist*D to K5) to a Pentax auto bellows. The bellow's mounting ring, screw or bayonet is released from the bellows by a thumbscrew. Fix the mounting ring to the camera (screw mount requires an adapter to K mount) then fit the camera to the auto bellows unit and secure the thumb screw. There is no problem with clearance.

mem Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

You can find the manual for Auto Bellows M at:
http://pentax-manuals.com/manuals/accessories/accessmanuals.htm
The password is Pentax

Kerusker
Kerusker Senior Member • Posts: 1,019
Re: Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

mem wrote:

There is no problem mounting any Pentax DSLR (ist*D to K5) to a Pentax auto bellows. The bellow's mounting ring, screw or bayonet is released from the bellows by a thumbscrew. Fix the mounting ring to the camera (screw mount requires an adapter to K mount) then fit the camera to the auto bellows unit and secure the thumb screw. There is no problem with clearance.

I do confirm the above for the K10D on the screw mount as well as the K-mount Pentax auto bellows.

For slide copies an approx. 60mm macro lens is fine for APS-C bodies..

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OP Zablot Contributing Member • Posts: 649
Re: Pentax Auto Bellows and K10d

Thank you for all of the suggestions. The actual screw mount piece is missing so I may have to scrounge up a fitting in order to attach my camera to the bellows.

As Always,

Jim

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