I have to be forthright and honest; bellows building is not for the beginner!   If you are not familiar with working with your hands, doing precision assembly and design, you may just be wasting your time.   Only you can decide whether you will be capable of successfully assembling your own camera bellows.   I leave that determination up to you.

I will mention this again, as it is also included in the text, this is not the only way to building a camera bellows.  .  .   this is my method.   It works, at least for me, because I have constructed eight complete and working bellows using this method.

This text is offered FREE of charge!   Just keep in mind; there is no guarantee implied whatsoever.   You are on your own once you have committed to the project.   Keep in mind that sometimes free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it!

Having said all of the above, I wish you all the luck in the world if you decide to proceed.   There is little more satisfying than using something you have build with our own hands.   Click the link below to download the 37 page text.   Also remember that though FREE, all contents are copyright by the author and may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission.


JB Harlin


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