Bell and Howell lens.


trixie

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 14:13
Hello there,

Can anyone help please. I have been given an old Bell and Howell lens. 70-210 mm fits the K-5 perfectly and focus well manually. It says it has a macro but I cannot get it to work. Anyone got this old lens and how does it "go" macro

Any help would be a great help

Trixie

JohnX

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 15:02
There might be a button on the focus ring that when pressed allows you to turn the focus ring past the normal end stop. Similar idea to setting an aperture ring to 'A'.

OR, being a 'trombone' zoom, try pushing/pulling the zoom and see if it reveals a macro range.
Last Edited by JohnX on 29/03/2015 - 15:08

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trixie

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 17:40
Thank you John

I tried to see there is there was a button but there isnt one. I have pushed an pulled the zoom too it says there is a Macro but it is not revealing itself.

Thank you so much for your reply

Trixie

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 18:16
Macro in this context simply means close focusing.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 18:21
Although it will say macro it will be more of a close focus option as I don't think there is such a thing as a zoom lens with a true macro facility.

On the focus ring do you have a scale that allows you to focus a bit closer when you go into it?
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redbusa99

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 20:17
it could be the same as the Pentax A 70-210, you can only turn the focus into the macro area at 70mm then you have close focus adjustment within a limited area, on the Pentax there is an indicator under the word MACRO and that is the limit of the close focus.
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trixie

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 22:01
Thank you all so much

It is a good sharp and clean lens and did close focus at 50mm

once again thank you for the help appreciate it.

Trixie

fritzthedog

Link Posted 30/03/2015 - 13:22
trixie wrote:
Thank you all so much

It is a good sharp and clean lens and did close focus at 50mm

once again thank you for the help appreciate it.

Trixie

A 70-210 that can close focus at 50 is pretty special
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more
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