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ScottPhotoCo
17-May-2016, 11:18
Good afternoon all,

As the title says I am looking for options for an 8x10 viewing hood to use on my 8x10 Deardorff. I have one for my 4x5 Toyo and it's fantastic. I'd like to use the same process for my 8x10. Was anything like this made?

Thanks in advance!

StoneNYC
17-May-2016, 15:04
I'm sure someone made one once but I suspect you'll have to do it yourself or commission one made.

John Kasaian
17-May-2016, 15:22
Or move to Australia, where the image on the gg should appear right side up :o

Jonathan Barlow
17-May-2016, 17:30
There was a Sinar-compatible 8x10 binocular viewer made by Horseman that I've come across a few times over the years. It was pretty much an 8x10 version of the common Sinar 4x5 binocular viewing hood.

Ari
17-May-2016, 17:37
Tim, search the archives, someone here made an 8x10 hood out of neoprene, using pieces from an old diving suit.
It looked pretty nice, worked well, and folded down neatly using some velcro.

tgtaylor
17-May-2016, 19:51
Shooting LF since 2002 I've become so accustomed to seeing the world upside down and laterally reversed that I don't about it anymore. That's the way it's supposed to look, ain't it? A few years back I bought a Toyo 4x5 binocular hood (all my 4x5's are Toyo) but after the first session I decided to stick with seeing the world upside down and laterally reversed. It's simpler that way - and less bulky to boot.

Thomas

ScottPhotoCo
17-May-2016, 22:56
The reason I'm considering a viewing hood is simply for speed. I shoot a lot of portraits and the speed of set up and my shooting style benefits from this approach.


Tim
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ghostcount
17-May-2016, 23:50
Tim, search the archives, someone here made an 8x10 hood out of neoprene, using pieces from an old diving suit.
It looked pretty nice, worked well, and folded down neatly using some velcro.

Alas, the photos don't show up on Safari...

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?76172-Viewing-Hood-for-8X10-Toyo

asf
18-May-2016, 02:23
Long ago when I shot an 810 deardorff I adapted a Sinar 810 bino viewer with Velcro, worked very well

pierre506
18-May-2016, 04:56
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chris_4622
18-May-2016, 05:47
Alas, the photos don't show up on Safari...

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?76172-Viewing-Hood-for-8X10-Toyo

Not in Firefox either.

What about a design similar to the Speed Graphic folding metal hoods? Hinging and springs would be the challenge. Either garolite or black aluminum for the flaps.

Tin Can
18-May-2016, 06:35
That's a great example!

However I must warn people this design is not good for everybody. I have a 4x5 version and my odd eyesight does not work with it. Yes there were corrective diaopters but they even more rare. However the 4x5 Polaroid MP3 version does work for me with it's strong magnification. I think they are also rare...

What does work for everybody is the bellows design without a mirror and with a peephole lens. The bellows allows one to move your viewing distance to GG.


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Neal Chaves
18-May-2016, 08:05
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I've used a self-made viewing hood on my cameras since I started with 8X10 in 1984. I was used to using one on 4X5 and you never know how many nuts there are in the world until you get under the dark cloth of a view camera by the side of the road! I make them out of wet suit neoprene available at dive shops. When I had a Deardorff, I put Velcro hook tape on the ground glass frame and loop tape on the hood. Now that I have the Toyo 810M, I made a frame from hobby store aircraft plywood and glued the hood to the frame. The hood folds up when not in use and helps to protect the ground glass. Works well for me with a pair of reading glasses.

Tin Can
18-May-2016, 08:24
3 pictures are worth at least 999 words. I will make this!

Thanks


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I've used a self-made viewing hood on my cameras since I started with 8X10 in 1984. I was used to using one on 4X5 and you never know how many nuts there are in the world until you get under the dark cloth of a view camera by the side of the road! I make them out of wet suit neoprene available at dive shops. When I had a Deardorff, I put Velcro hook tape on the ground glass frame and loop tape on the hood. Now that I have the Toyo 810M, I made a frame from hobby store aircraft plywood and glued the hood to the frame. The hood folds up when not in use and helps to protect the ground glass. Works well for me with a pair of reading glasses.

Jac@stafford.net
18-May-2016, 08:43
If you want a reflex viewing hood and have access to a table saw, construction is quite simple. The angles are 90 and 45 degrees. A first surface mirror is required. The best deals I've found for them were from http://firstsurfacemirror.com/ Cost about $45 for 8x10", and any size can be ordered. A bit smaller than 8x10 is best. I'm fortunate to have an art framing shop only 1/2 block from my home. They can cut any glass with outstanding precision.

Jonathan Barlow
18-May-2016, 11:02
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Did you buy this on eBay a few years ago? It looks like the one I saw listed with user-added Sinar label. As far as I know, Sinar never made an 8x10 reflex viewer.

asf
18-May-2016, 11:09
Did you buy this on eBay a few years ago? It looks like the one I saw listed with user-added Sinar label. As far as I know, Sinar never made an 8x10 reflex viewer.

Sinar made one, I had one (bought from Sinar dealer in NYC) and another photographer I knew at the time also had one (I adapted his to his Deardorff same as I did to mine). I've seen several of them over the years but never with the Sinar logo as in the above pics.

His looks recovered as well, I don't think any I've seen had that leatherette look, just plastic.

Neal Chaves
18-May-2016, 13:20
A first surface mirror is required in a reflex camera to redirect the image to the ground glass, but not for viewing the image reflected from the ground glass. Try it.

JosephBurke
20-May-2016, 16:17
You mention that you used the Toyo hood/reflex viewer on your 4x5. Then why not adapt the Toyo 8x10 reflex viewer for your Deardorff? Should be easy enough to adapt.
I know they're out there as I have one that I acquired for my Toyo 8x10 M II.
If you want pics just message me on FB.
--Joe Burke

pierre506
22-May-2016, 06:45
You mention that you used the Toyo hood/reflex viewer on your 4x5. Then why not adapt the Toyo 8x10 reflex viewer for your Deardorff? Should be easy enough to adapt.
I know they're out there as I have one that I acquired for my Toyo 8x10 M II.
If you want pics just message me on FB.
--Joe Burke
How do you keep the reflex viewer on to your Deardorff 8x10 camera?
Sinar, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo... could add the viewer, but Deardorff~

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Jac@stafford.net
22-May-2016, 07:33
A first surface mirror is required in a reflex camera to redirect the image to the ground glass, but not for viewing the image reflected from the ground glass. Try it.

I think Neal is right, however I've had disappointing viewing with traditional mirrors. 'Try it' is the best advice.

asf
22-May-2016, 08:13
Velcro


How do you keep the reflex viewer on to your Deardorff 8x10 camera?
Sinar, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo... could add the viewer, but Deardorff~

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29-Oct-2016, 16:34
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Tin Can
29-Oct-2016, 16:59
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