View Full Version : 12.5" Bellows and a Longer Lens

Laura Campbell
23-May-1998, 03:17
I have a 4x5 Graphic View camera and I am interested in purchasing a 300mm Nikon M lens. My bellows draw to 12.5". If I acquire a 300mm lens and mount it to an extended lensboard, what additional length is needed for a decent focus range?

Laura Sonoma, CA

Mark Windom
24-May-1998, 13:40
You should have enough bellows draw to use the lens at infinity. I have a Wista SP which has 12 inches of draw and am able to use it as is. If you want to foc us closer than infinity you will need extension rails and bellows. I don't know anything about the Graphic view cameras but I would imagine extension rails and bellows are available? And what is an extended lensboard?