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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    A new article by Paul Owen has been posted:
    Black Jacket focus cloth - User review. Please feel free to leave any constructive comments in this thread.

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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    Sandy King has also reviewed the Blackjacket (www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12022&highlight=blackjacket) and concurs that this is the best focusing cloth on the market.

    I've been using an 8x10 Original Blackjacket for the last six months, and it has been a joy to use. Lightweight, easy to apply and remove, extremely wind resistant, and no more light leaks!

    It's always fun reading Paul's equipment reviews, both for his experiences and his anecdotes!

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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    I like using a black Polar Fleece sweater...and old one that I no longer wear. The neck hole fits nicely over that 4x5 back !

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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    View Camera reviewed this several months ago. I think it was the jan/Feb 05 issue.

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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    I just e-mailed them about getting one for 11x14", and was informed that indeed, ULF versions are in the design and testing phase.

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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    Saw the article in View Camera magazine, ordered one, love it for my Arca 4x5.
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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    What kind of money are we talking about here? I would be interested. The only thing out here that I know of for ULFer's are custom-built.

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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    I think I paid $75 for mine and I'd do it again in a heartbeat! It's that good. Oh yeah, I tried all the "other" varieties out there and I really had to talk myself into plunking down that much coin for a DARK CLOTH but once you've tried it, you will wish you had had it sooner and you'll vow to never again settle for anything but the best, the awesome BlackJacket!

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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    I see no advantage over the BTZS focusing cloth.
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    New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    BTZS cloth doesn't work in cold weather, is much heavier/bulkier and you have to try and sneak your hand up inside one way or another with the loupe - among other things (like quality - mine also started unravelling after six months)
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