Originally Posted by cooltouch
Guys this is an interesting thread and it occurs to me that I might be able to get an answer to a question I've had from y'all. I have a Nikon PB-4 bellows with the PS-4 slide copy attachment. The PB-4's bellows are fine, but the small bellows in the PS-1 are totally shot -- like missing the bottom of them altogether. I can see no obvious way to dismount the bellows from the standards, thus I'm not sure how new ones would be attached. But if y'all might have a word or two of advice, or could perhaps tell me where I could have the PS-4 repaired, I'd be appreciative. Actually I wouldn't mind learning how to do this on my own, since I have an Agfa Isolette that will be needing new ones soon most likely and I have plans to acquire even more bellows-equipped cameras. In fact, one of my plans is to build my own 4x5 field camera and I'd like to do the bellows for it as part of the project.
I have no idea how to take the bellows off your PS-1. Actually I've never even looked at one. My suggestion would be to take pictures of it and post them on here. Maybe someone could give you an idea of how to take it apart from the photos. Make sure you shoot up into the missing bottom so we can see the inside where the bellows are attached. I'm guessing there is a retaining ring somewhere.
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