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    Cooke, Heliar, Petzval...yeah
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    Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    I recently got a 100 cm arca rail and I also have 70cm and 30 cm bellows. I'd like to do some macro photography but I was wondering how do I connect those bellows together.

    Any ideas?

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    Peter Hruby
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    Re: Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    Well, the correct way would be a function carrier and a format frame-
    I use that method...
    However, I'm sure it could be bodged, probably with a piece of plywood with a square cut out, and some sheet rubber, and a lot of bulldog clips...

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    Re: Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    The good old gaffers tape saved many lifes...

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    Re: Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS View Post
    The good old gaffers tape saved many lifes...
    Any issues with sagging?
    Peter Hruby
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    Re: Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    Quote Originally Posted by jb7 View Post
    Well, the correct way would be a function carrier and a format frame-
    I use that method...
    However, I'm sure it could be bodged, probably with a piece of plywood with a square cut out, and some sheet rubber, and a lot of bulldog clips...

    Well, I think I need to buy some basic Arca Discovery with parts missing.
    Peter Hruby
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    Re: Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    Quote Originally Posted by SAShruby View Post
    Any issues with sagging?
    A matches box under bellows makes miracles...

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    Re: Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    Quote Originally Posted by jb7 View Post
    Well, the correct way would be a function carrier and a format frame-
    I use that method...
    However, I'm sure it could be bodged, probably with a piece of plywood with a square cut out, and some sheet rubber, and a lot of bulldog clips...
    Even more sagging there...

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    Re: Connecting bellows on Arca Swiss

    As with everything,
    it depends on the design and the execution...

    Because I made an 8x10 back for the camera, I only had to get an extra function carrier-
    I already had the format frame-

    However, I might still use that method to join two 4x5 bellows at some stage...

    maybe...

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