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Nikon Bellows Focusing Attachment PB-4 Instruction Manual - Free Download


Nikon Bellows Focusing Attachment PB-4 Instruction Manual - Free Download


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Nikon Bellows Focusing Attachment PB-4 Instruction Manual. The PB-4 bellows is the most versatile bellows focusing unit produced by Nikon, with movements similar to a large format monorail view camera.


  • Foreword 5
  • Mounting the bellows on the camera 6
  • Mounting the lens 8
  • Choosing a lens 9
  • Focusing 10
  • Determining the reproduction ratio 12
  • Determining Exposure 14
  • With built-in TTL meter 14
  • When non-TTL meter is used 14
  • Swing and shift movements 16
  • Accessories 20
  • Reproduction ratios obtainable with PB-4 22
  • Reproduction ratios at different
    bellows extensions
  • Exposure factors 26
  • Features/specifications 30


The PB-4 is the most versatile of the Nikon bellows focusing attachments. Bellows extension of 43mm to 185mm represents reproduction ratios ranging from 1 : 1.2 to 3.6X when used with the Nikkor Auto 50mm f/2 lens (up to 4.4X with the lens mounted in reverse using the accessory BR-2 macro adapter ring). The lens panel and camera panel move independently, and the dual twin track feature allows the entire assembly to be moved back and forth without disturbing a tripod or copy stand setup. The lens panel swings and shifts for perspective correction or increased depth of field. And the camera body rotates 90° on the camera mount, making possible horizontal or vertical format photos regardless of the camera’s position on the rails.

The tripod head has eight holes spaced around a standard tripod socket for mounting the camera/ bellows assembly securely at right angles to the original or obliquely in any direction on the Nikon Repro-Copy Outfit PF-2. The PB-4 accepts Nikon slide copying adapters PS-4 and PS-S.


Bellows Extension:
43mm to 185mm; this represents reproduction ratio from 1:12 to 3.6X with 50mm f/2 In normal position and from 1:16 1:0 4.4X in reverse position
Tripod Head Movement:
Shift Movement:
10mm to either side
Swing Movement:
Horizontally through an arc of 25°
Usable Lens:
24mm f/2.8 through 300mm f/4.5, plus Zoom-Nikkor Auto f/3.5
211mm x 109mm x 160mm

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