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D7000 and older PB6 Bellows


Bozeman, US
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pittendrigh Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Sep 2011
Mon 15-Oct-12 11:10 PM

I have a 20 year old Nikon PB6 bellows. I originally used it with an older film camera. I found I was able to use it with a D70, if I used a closeup ring between camera and bellows, so the bellows would physically clear D70's body.

I bought a D7000 and had no problem doing the same (closeup ring between camera body and bellows). The bellows does have a manual lever that it supposed to close down the lens to a manually chosen F-stop for shooting. You leave that lever open for focusing.

All of this did work earlier this year, as the following photo demonstrates. But now, when I try to set the D7000 (and the lens) into manual mode the camera's information display announces F0 (F-zero) with no opportunity to choose F-22 or perhaps F-32.

What........have I done wrong? How do I get this working again?

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