Nikon PB4 bellow with dandelion chip

This is how I added dandelion chip, on Nikon PB 4 bellow without direct modification.

This is the information how to mount dandelion chip on Nikon AIS lens

This manual describe how to program the mounted chip by your nikon Body.

I got these chips from Ebay seller.

I just strip off Kenko Teleconverter and used the chips mount from kenko to hold the dandelion chip, no need for glue. I have to strip all lens inside kenko tele tube and also remove kenko chip inside the tube.

The additional chip can remove if not needed just put the extension tube with dandelion chip from my Nikon PB4 bellow. I can use the shift and tilt advantage offer by Nikon PB4 and used the flexibility Digital camera give me ( Mainly used with my nikon D50 & Nikon D850 body.)

Now I can shoot with any of nikon Digital body on PB4 with P, A & M mode. Just select the aperature on camera body, set the same value on lens, and the light mettering would working as like with the normal nikon lens with chips! Exif will recorded the bellow & lens as 135mm/f5,6 Lens.

All Metering Mode can be used as usual on my D50 and D850 body.

EL Nikkor 135mm f5.6 , PB4 & teleplus with dandelion chip


chipping PB4 with nikon D50
apperature set on dandelion chip max on f45
apperature set on dandelion chip min on f5.6
all light measurement mode working as usual on D bodys

First shoot with Nikon D50 on A mode using PB4 and Nikkor EL135 /f5.6


on closest working distances


PB4 on Action with tilt mode for macro


Tilting for setting focusing field

Tilting for setting focusing field

And now with nikon D850 live view mode, it’s easy to set the focus and plan level of Tilting, you can work from your weist level.

Using Olympus OM Zuiko Auto 1:1 Macro 80mm /f4 with chipping extension Tube on Nikon D50:

  • Dandelion Chipping Tube 22mm tube
  • 11 mm Kenko Macro Tube
  • OM-AI Mount Adapter 11mm tube
  • Olympus Below Lens OM Zuiko Auto 1:1 Macro 80mm /f4
  • Nikon D50 (in P,M,A mode) lighting via Matrix Metering

Using The same setting Olympus OM Zuiko Auto 1:1 Macro 80mm /f4 with chipping extension Tube on Nikon D850:

  • Dandelion Chipping Tube 22mm tube
  • 11 mm Kenko Macro Tube
  • OM-AI Mount Adapter 11mm tube
  • Olympus Below Lens OM Zuiko Auto 1:1 Macro 80mm /f4
  • Nikon D850 (in A mode) lighting via Center Integral Metering

More infos to PB4 modification (shorted version)

Nikon PB4 manual as PDF