Crown Graphic - removing bellows : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I need to replace the rear guide rails on my Crown Graphic. It looks like I may need to remove the bellows to have working room in the body to unscrew the old rails and replace. For the life of me I can't seem to determine how you remove the bellows. As always - thanks.

-- Anthony (, March 14, 2000


Anthony: Remove the lens board and extend the bellows. Look inside and see if there aren't some screws holding the bellows to the back. Some were mounted with a metal band if memory serves me correctly. The screws should be inside the last fold at the rear of the bellows, inside the bellows. Doug.

-- Doug Paramore (, March 14, 2000.

On my crown, (a top rangefinder model) there are two clips, one top and one bottom, that hold the bellows to the back. Just pop these off with a small screwdriver, and the bellows will come out. As I remember, you have to fold the bellows inward at the sides a bit in order to remove it from the back.

-- David Brown (, March 14, 2000.

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