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Will this lens work
Mar 25, 2020 05:57:09   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south od St.Louis
 
When used on. a Nikon PB6 bellows on a D810Nikon Normal 50mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens (Non-AI) - Silver/Black (NOT for Digital)
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Mar 25, 2020 10:26:22   #
Mark Sturtevant Loc: Grand Blanc, MI
 
I don't know why not. A 50mm prime is one option for a bellows system.

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Mar 25, 2020 11:24:25   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
Mark Sturtevant wrote:
I don't know why not. A 50mm prime is one option for a bellows system.


I agree, and inexpensive.
My first successful macros were with a Canon 40mm and 39mm of tubes.
Controlled tests with a bellows and finding ideal extension, then duplicating that with tubes, those being much more suitable for in the field use.
Bill

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Mar 25, 2020 13:52:10   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south od St.Louis
 
Mark Sturtevant wrote:
I don't know why not. A 50mm prime is one option for a bellows system.


Thank you very much Mark and Bill

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Mar 26, 2020 09:12:37   #
jeweler53
 
Yes, It will absolutely work.

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Mar 26, 2020 13:48:25   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
I agree with the consensus of the lens work-ability. I shoot the D810 with an assortment of old and non Nikon glass on a bellows and other means of extension including lenses in series as well as in reverse. I also use microscope objectives as the camera lens both configured as Finite and as Infinite with a tube lens.

Mounting your lens in a reverse manner will increase the amount of magnification. Should you do so, keep in mind that the effective f/stop will be the inverse of what the lens dial shows so keep the setting as open as possible.

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Mar 29, 2020 07:04:03   #
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sippyjug104 wrote:


Mounting your lens in a reverse manner will increase the amount of magnification. Should you do so, keep in mind that the effective f/stop will be the inverse of what the lens dial shows so keep the setting as open as possible.


Sorry, but in words that makes no sense to me. Would you please post an actual calculation as example ? Thank you.

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