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    Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    This is a spin-off thread of a thread on bellows internal reflections. I use a Shen-Hao 8x10 and see that Shen-Hao does make a compendium shade for that camera. Thinking of getting it, but wondered ifsome other brand might be better. Or maybe some other makeshift solution (other than holding the darkslide with one's hand.)

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    This looks pretty good. Looks like it can hold a darkslide:

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    I came up with this little solution. I'm loading 8x10 film holders now, and I'll try it out today.

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    Hi ic, (hope you don't mind the nick-name )

    I use a Voss filter holder with barn doors for a lens shade when in the field. It's small and compact and fits easily in a shirt/vest pocket. It only has two blades, but does the job pretty well for me on 4x5. It may work for you as well as long as it will fit on your lenses. I imagine it is too small for anything with filter sizes larger than 67mm. They're only available used these days.

    Anyway, here's a link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Voss-Barn-D...-/324285873596

    If this is too small, maybe you could cobble something together that is similarly compact and that would work.

    I know you're trying to cut down on internal reflections. My personal experience is that compendium shades are too bulky for field work. I was always leaving mine at home or in the car. The Voss holder lives in a pocket in my photo vest and is always with me. It does a good job at blocking stray light from the sun and bright overcast skies.

    Hope this helps,

    Doremus

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    Doremus, Voss holders are very good. Wish they made a 100mm version for larger lenses, but the 75mm version works for most things.

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    IC,

    This is a slip-on bracket for a Toyo shade that works on my V8

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    Might provide some ideas for you.

    Good luck,

    Len

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    Does anyone know of a 'French Flag' for view cameras. Cine folks use them, but they look heavy.

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    I have the compendium hood and masking attachment for my Linhof but I have always found compendium hoods awkward and bulky. All I really need most of the time are the masking blades, which are nothing more than four sliding pieces of cardboard, so I rigged up a way to just put a masking thing on the lens. When I *hopefully* get up and running with some 3D software one of my photo projects will be to make a better one.

    The other compendium-type hood I sometimes use is a Lee thing. See pictures attached (sorry the pictures make it look huge but it’s not). Compendium-ish.

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    Why not just screw a lens hood on your lens? Not perfect but it will help when using a lens with 8x10 coverage on a 4x5. You need 360 degree coverage for ground reflections. A compendium shade is the best solution but I'll never carry one around in the woods. I just size my hoods so they don't cut off at maximum rise.

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    Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Pere View Post
    Why not just screw a lens hood on your lens? Not perfect but it will help when using a lens with 8x10 coverage on a 4x5. You need 360 degree coverage for ground reflections. A compendium shade is the best solution but I'll never carry one around in the woods. I just size my hoods so they don't cut off at maximum rise.
    If it doesnít cut off at maximum rise then it isnít a very effective hood.

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