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 Posted 02/27/2012  01:01 am Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I got the new bellow in the mail yesterday and was able to stop by my PO Box and grab it a couple of hours ago, it's the Pentax Auto Bellows with the Pentax 100mm f/4 lens, looks like it's in like new condiotion, every thing works, except I'll have to wait on a Hong Kong shippment to begin using it, I ordered a M42 to EOS adapter, which I don't have on hand. I'll put up some photos with it soon.

Here are some photos of the bellows from the aution site where I won it.


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 Posted 02/27/2012  01:01 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you to Ray, you gave me some good advice on this piece and I really apreciate that.
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You are very welcome West. Can't wait to see pictures! ...Ray

Edited to add...By the way, is it just me or do the auction pictures look like a small toy version of the bellows and lens? Weird pics, how did they get that effect, and why?
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 Posted 02/28/2012  5:38 pm  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll bet he had a lensbaby on his camera, like a cheap tilt shift system, it is a flexible tube like a round bellows that allows for a lens to be defocused in areas. There are some really neat stop motion videos using this techinique, see my favorite one lately a trip to San Paulo Brasil for the Carnivale! It's like watching toys - though everything is real.



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 Posted 02/28/2012  6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rgathright to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
M42 to EOS adapter? Sounds like you have a Canon SLR? I have one as well and am now very interested in hearing more about your setup. Congrats!
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 Posted 02/28/2012  10:25 pm  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've actually got a lot of cameras, my main Canons are 1Ds, 20Da, 30D modified for IR and Ha astronomy shooting, 7D, 5D, 5DMKII, sold off my (4) 1D models after my photography gig laid me off. Also had a Contax 645AF system which I sold as well. The (5D, 5DMKII and 7D are my roommates) so I have access to use them as needed for now, I'll probably get myself the next 5D model offered.

As to lenses I've sold off my best 500mm f/4L IS & 300mm f/2.8L IS and the one I really wish I had held on too the rare 200mm f/1.8L!

Currently I have the 50mm f/1.8, 70-200mm f/2.8L, 100mm Macro f/2.8L, 85mm f1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 135mm f/L2 at the moment.

A 70-300mm DO IS lens I'm selling this week on eBay, will put it up tomorrow evening.

The lenses are the most important part cameras will change but a great lens will last you a life time! I try to only buy the best, "L" glass is worth the money, the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 are not "L" glass but should be classified as such they are super sharp and the best buys in Canon's line up IMHO right now.
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Westcoin! Can you school me on how to do that?
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 Posted 04/12/2012  7:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add louie_two_bits to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That video is purely AWESOME! How did he get all those camera angles and the lighting. Like you say, it's like watching toys on a well lit set.
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