[C311-1: The Pentacon Six is part of a comprehensive camera system that includes accessories to meet most needs.]
Pentacon Six mount cameras provide the basis for a complete outfit, with a wide range of accessories covering virtually all areas of photography.
Click on the title that interests you to be taken straight to
that section, or start with the Viewfinders and then click on the
link at the end of each section to be taken to the beginning of
the next one, without missing anything out.
For information about publicity literature on accessories for the
Pentacon Six, see here.
There is quite a selection of “waist-level” finders, magnifying heads, prisms and metering prisms.
Waist level finders & magnifying heads
Including angle finders, focussing screens, the magnifying attachments and the magnifier heads.
Details of focussing screens for the Pentacon Six and Exakta 66
change focussing screens
Using a Kiev screen in a Pentacon Six
Flash shoes and
For information on all aspects of flash photography with the Pentacon Six, follow this link.
A hand grip for the
A useful “third party” accessory
Cases for the Pentacon Six, and the
Exakta 66 carrying strap
Cases for the Pentacon Six and straps for the Pentacon Six and the Exakta 66 – and where to find the camera serial number!
Straps for the Pentacon
Including details of strap lug clips from Baierfoto and reviews of the Kaiser strap from Baierfoto and the Dual Harness from Op/Tech USA
Is it possible to use Op/Tech USA strap connectors on the Pentacon Six?
Changing the strap lugs
Is it possible to change the strap lugs on the Pentacon Six?
Body front and top caps and
lens back caps
Which ones are best, and which are worst?
An in-depth introduction to using filters in general, and to filters that were specifically made in East Germany for Pentacon Six lenses in particular.
An introduction to the use of square and rectangular filter systems on the Pentacon Six and the Exakta 66
Lens hoods or shades
This section covers most lens hoods or shades that are available for lenses with the Pentacon Six mount.
The Pentacon Six is ideal for close-up photography, with bellows,
various sets of extension tubes and also numerous other
accessories that are particularly helpful for close-up work.
Click on the word "Macro" above to be taken to links to all
macro pages. The links below take you to some of the
main pages (but not to all of them).
This section summarises the equipment available for macro photography and most importantly provides all the charts from Pentacon showing image reproduction ratios, distances to the subject, image sizes – and exposure compensation factors that are needed when a TTL metering prism is not used.
|The Pentacon Six bellows
Including details of the focussing slide, the double cable release, the reversing tube and the aperture control ring.
The Exakta 66 bellows
The Novoflex bellows
The Pentacon tripod
The Pentacon brand’s own tripod
A tripod for heavy lenses
A tripod for the heaviest and longest lenses
Tripods for low-level
An evaluation of tripods for shooting near to ground level
A lens bracket for long
A home-made bracket for long lenses
A cradle for long lenses
A commercially-designed cradle for supporting long lenses that don’t have their own tripod socket
An adapter that matches Kiev prisms to the Pentacon Six and Exakta 66, tripod bush adapters and adapters to use Pentacon Six lenses on other cameras.
To see the use of Pentacon and Exakta 66 close-up accessories with the Kiev 88 / “B.i.G.”, click here.
To go on to the next section, click below.
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© TRA February 2002 Latest revision: January 2021