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Old Mar 12, 2008, 6:46 AM   #1
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i found an old konica bellows III like new for $50. i replaced the mounts with 4/3 (i have a milling machine).

with elicar vhq 90mm f2.5 macro



with tokina atx 90mm f2.5 macro




from the e1/bellows/elicar. quick & dirty here at my desk, using a desk lamp. a ball bearing from a lens





frome1/bellows/zeiss zf 50 reversed




this showsa 4/3 bayonet i fit to the old elicar



a cheap, fun, rewarding little project.

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Old Mar 12, 2008, 7:19 AM   #2
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Good morning,

Very impressive! Looks like you really enjoy your craft.

Ever thought about offering your services for a fee? I'm sure you couldgenerate a nice stream of income on EBay.

BTW, what kind of viewfinder is on your E-500? Don't think I've seen that before.

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Old Mar 12, 2008, 7:35 AM   #3
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hi Zig,

i use them on all my cameras, all the time. fits the me1, e1, c8080. you can use a plastic tie for a more secure fit. if you use glasses, it willsu*ck the glasses off your face. a strange sensation. just cut a slit to relieve the vacuum.

http://www.telescope.com/control/pro...oduct_id=07410

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Old Mar 12, 2008, 9:22 AM   #4
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.........all that is just really neat, and to be able to work a craft into a hobby can make both a great joy of satisfaction. I am impressed with the photo results of all those lens combinations too.

Thanks for showing us and keep up the posts. I somehow believe we've not seen nearly enough yet.
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Hi Willys

Thats seriously impressive - the pics speak for themselves and having a milling machine at home as well!

Cheers

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Old Mar 23, 2008, 2:44 PM   #6
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gwillys wrote:
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hi Zig,

i use them on all my cameras, all the time. fits the me1, e1, c8080. you can use a plastic tie for a more secure fit. if you use glasses, it willsu*ck the glasses off your face. a strange sensation. just cut a slit to relieve the vacuum.

http://www.telescope.com/control/pro...oduct_id=07410
Hi gwillys,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that I just received 3 of the rubber eyeguards for the E-XXX series viewfinders. I stuck it on my ME-1 on the E-510. Works great.

As for the eyeguard possibly sucking my glasses off, I found that the rubber eyeguard does such a good job of keeping out stray light thatI simply took my eyeglasses off, adjusted the diopter and it works just fine.

thanks again,



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Old Mar 24, 2008, 6:00 AM   #7
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hi Zig, thats great. i've been using them for a couple of years and cant do without.

if you have a problem with them coming off, you could use a plastic tie as a clamp.



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gwillys wrote:
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hi Zig,

i use them on all my cameras, all the time. fits the me1, e1, c8080. you can use a plastic tie for a more secure fit. if you use glasses, it willsu*ck the glasses off your face. a strange sensation. just cut a slit to relieve the vacuum.

http://www.telescope.com/control/pro...oduct_id=07410
Wooohoo - I can't tell you how gratifying it is to see someone besides me who has a connection between terrestrial photography and astronomy.

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