I've now into my new adventure in LF that I need a couple of opinions. This is a pretty universal need for all LF photographers.
I'm wondering if a good folding hood on the back is as workable as a dark cloth that a lot of us hide under. My toyo does not have a ground glass protector right now. I'm using a piece of 8 ply mat board and a rubberband to protect the glass. I've priced a new cloth and a used hood for the toyo and they are about the same.
Question; is a flooding hood adequate for out door work? Also what are your thoughts on a suction loup? I currently have a 7x B&L loupe that I use to use in a lab to measure gas chromatography peaks.