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    Film holder shoulder bag

    I like to go for walks and take pictures in my neighbourhood. Film holders are the clumsy things to manage while walking about. Had an idea for a 5x7 film holder pouch made from a bluejean pant leg and some jute macrome. Looks like it will work pretty good but...if you make a project like this you must be a ....HIPPY!





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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    Great idea and construction

    Hippies wore Bell Bottoms

    Some wear them for emergency life vests, as learned on Wikipedia

    "Some modern Naval uniforms continue to use bell-bottomed trousers as a potential life-saving device. The trouser material is made of cotton fibers that swell when wet and can hold air. In the event of a sailor falling overboard or having to abandon ship without a life vest, the bell-bottomed trousers can be quickly removed in the water without having to remove footwear. As part of their survival training, sailors are taught to remove the trousers while floating, tie the leg bottoms in a knot, and then use one of several methods to inflate the trousers with air. The inflated trousers can provide extra flotation while awaiting rescue. [5]"
    where is the monolith

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    I recommend that good sailors stay out of the water and keep their bilge dry. ;^}


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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    I had a pair once, but stopped wearing it as it was very hazardous to my health

    either leg would hook on my motorbike and tumble me

    all watercraft may sink, as I have found out
    where is the monolith

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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    Funny, I wouldn’t have thought that 5x7 would fit in a jeans straight fit, just 4x5 . Looks like a very good fabric though. What I don’t understand is that you would like to wear it as a separate shoulder bag. I have all my LF stuff in one backpack and spread that open at the site where I make the image. It’s not that I need to grab my film holders suddenly when I see a moose coming by.

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    Otto f. Donít see any moose here where I photograph. I find my neighborhood pretty interesting with plenty to photograph within walking distance. With the pouch (my wife calls it a purse!) I can attach the camera to the tripod throw it over my shoulder and go for a walk about. Light meter on my hip, loupe around my neck, focusing cloth also on my shoulder and off I go. No need to find a spot for a case.


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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    Ok, I can see you walking now

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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    A hippy would add some floral embroidery.

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    David. Careful, you may get my creative juices flowing. That would be out of sight!


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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    Back to pants: The second hand clothing outlets (Goodwill) could supply cargo pocket pants. The sew-it-up film holder pouch/bag would then have a secure place for other small items.

    Macreme? Check out YouTube for videos on making a purse, bag or even a backpack from "550 Paravord". whatever can be done with nylon cord can also be done with jute.
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