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    • Most likely you would do quite well using the bellows with just the normal rigid plastic hood made for general photography with the 120/150 CF lenses. But since you do already have the dedicated bellows shade, you might as well grab the required B60 adapter ring for it from eBay. Just checked, and there are a number of listings offering the 40681 B60 ring for approx $20 USD. The specialized accordion hood designed for the bellows provides that last nth degree of maximum possible customized shading vs the snap on square hood. Whether you would see a distinct benefit depends on your specific example of 120 CF Makro, and the subjects/lighting you expect to shoot. There have been heated discussions here and elsewhere re some copies of the 120 CF being somewhat flare prone: more than the old 120 5.6 S-Planar or final 120 CFi. Both my own examples of 120 CF are noticeably (but not disturbingly) more "flarey" than the old chrome and black 120 S-Planars they replaced. This can almost always be mitigated with slight framing adjustments: the issue is most prominent in strongly backlit compositions with a point source (sun, etc) inside or close to the frame. To be fair, the older S-Planar was also sensitive to this if one wasn't careful: it was just less obvious. I've borrowed a CFi on couple occasions, and they indeed proved much more resistant to heavy backlighting, but I didn't feel the improvement was worth double the second hand prices asked over the CF. Perhaps a full-time macro enthusiast (or professional who needs maximum time efficiency) could justify the CFi expense, but for typical macro use the more available/affordable CF version offers equally impeccable performance. Zeiss did not definitively better the 120 CF for nearly 20 years, until the Apo-Makro for the Contax 645 arrived (just as the curtain came down on the medium format film era).
    • So the MR9 adapters available from Kanto Camera and from Small Battery Company are not C.R.I.S. brand?
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