Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/04/18

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Subject: Re: Leica-Users List Digest V1 #35
From: (TK Chan)
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 22:54:15 +0800 (HKT)

On 14 April 1966 Michael Reichmann wrote:

>As for a bag bellows for the Mamiya 645, I believe that there is one -- I've
>seen it mentioned in their literature, but I've never seen it.  The trick,
>one way or another, is to find a Mamiya bayonet to "something more common"

and On 14 April 1966, Joe b wrote:

>>I'd be very interested to know if there is a bellows for the Mamiya 645
>>that contracts far enough to permit infinity focusing of a suitable
>>Leica M 90/135/200mm lens head affixed to it. *IF* that were possible,
>>I'd need a Leica-screw-(whatever size it is for that lens head)-to-
>>Mamiya-645-bayonet adaptor. And it would work- maybe, if I was lucky,
>>with more than one lens head. Any 645 users know about bellows?

Yes, Mamiya has a 'Auto Bellow N' with double cable releases for close up
photography. There is also a pair of reversing rings(No. RS-58 and RS - 67)
obviously for 58 and 67mm screw threads.

Hope you are lucky for a trial in this combination.

TK Chan