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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    The front bellows simply glue on, but the rear is glued and tacked. The bellows seem to fit over the rear frame as they should.

    Kent in SD
    Does your camera bellows really go over the rear frame? Mine is tacked inside the rear frame.

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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rael View Post
    Does your camera bellows really go over the rear frame? Mine is tacked inside the rear frame.

    It is glued and tacked inside the rear frame. On the front standard, the cloth wraps around and is tucked in. Glued only.


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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    It is glued and tacked inside the rear frame. On the front standard, the cloth wraps around and is tucked in. Glued only.


    Kent in SD
    OK so same as mine then. Thanks


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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    Just heard back from UK Custom Bellows. For a bit under $200, I can ship my old bellows to them, they will make a new one and install it on the wooden frame, and ship it back. Turn around time about two weeks (plus shipping.) Sounds like a deal!


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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    Just heard back from UK Custom Bellows. For a bit under $200, I can ship my old bellows to them, they will make a new one and install it on the wooden frame, and ship it back. Turn around time about two weeks (plus shipping.) Sounds like a deal!

    Kent in SD
    Hi Kent - I'm trying to determine for Keith the "working extension" of the bellows, but my Korona doesn't have the rear rail attachment. Do either of yours? I'm trying to get that max measurement and I can't find it online. Thanks!

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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    Rear extension added, it comes out to 24 inches on the nose.


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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Bellows install on a Korona 5x7 - hard? Easy? Somewhere in between?

    So long as the bellows are made correctly they should fit fine, you cannot just glue to the rear frame as they are internal fitting and cannot lie outside the frame as it will not fit or rub on the camera body resulting in a worn bellows again
    I always insist on customers sending their old frames so I can make sure the fitting is correct as all cameras differ, not necessary to send old bellows just frames this will cheapen the postage, so long as I know working extension the rest is easy. I always encourage people to have a go at making bellows themselves ( not good business sense I know ) it's a challenge and fun to do...... I never encourage going to China for your bellows..... Seen too many poor bellows poor material and unsatisfactory results......resulting in having to get it made again.....expensive business !!!!

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