I bought a used PB-6 bellow to do some marco work, but it did not come with a manual. I have been trying to attach it to my N80 without much success. I don't want to damage the N80 as I don't have the fund to either repair or replace the camera at this time. If you have used this combination before, how do you attach the camera to the bellow? It would be helpful to have information on which part of the bellow should be aligned with which part on the camera before twisting them into place. Thank you for your help.
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#1. "RE: N80 and PB-6 Bellow" | In response to Reply # 0TD Basic MemberTue 16-Oct-01 12:39 AM
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My N-80 Magic Lantern Guide says that you have to attach the N-80 to the PB-6 in vertical orientation, then you can shift to horizontal once it's on. I don't have a PB-6, but I do have the PB-4 bellows and it worked just fine. The main problem is that the battery compartment/grip on the camera interferes with the bellows if you try to mount it horizontally.
If the PB-6 is configured like the PB-4, there is a slide switch on the bellows camera mount that allows you to shift between vertical and horizontal mode. Depress the switch, rotate the mounting ring 90° to vertical orientation, mount the camera, then you can rotate back to horizontal mode without interference. It's hard to describe in words, but it really isn't very difficult. If you're still not comfortable doing this, you can mount an extension tube between the camera and the bellows to clear the interference.
Be aware that the N-80 light meter won't function when the camera is mounted on the PB-6.
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