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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    If it is too windy a "pop up" style Ice Fishing tent will work. Set it up, you and camera inside out of the wind while focusing through the window openings. Works well in rain and snow also. Quick set up and take down make them easy to use.

    You do have to be careful to make sure it does not blow away before you get into it. They come in various sizes so you can generally find one that will allow you room to move about a bit inside and out of the weather.
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    If it is too windy a "pop up" style Ice Fishing tent will work.
    or a hunting blind, since they're more optimised to shoot out of.

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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    I think something might work that was like a bag bellows attached to the ground glass frame, in conical form that narrowed to a circular hole, maybe with a ring a little larger than your loupe that you could look through, and then put the loupe onto for focusing.

    Also if you shoot on a real windy day, remember your camera can also be blown over, so weight the tripod, keep a grip on it, and if very windy, lay it down when you're not holding onto it.

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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    Linhof manufactured a bag bellows-style attachment with a magnifying glass in the centre to allow the ground glass to be viewed without a focussing cloth.

    It attached in place of the flip-up viewing hood on the rear standard.

    It's handy, but doesn't allow the whole screen to be seen at the same time.

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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    An assistant holding a large golf umbrella upwind from the camera.
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    An assistant holding a large golf umbrella upwind from the camera.
    Probably cheaper than the Linhof accessory

    Mike

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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    I don't shoot in inclement weather much these days. I am now considering strong wind or a stiff breeze now as "inclement".

    However, I do routinely use a BTZS hood on my 4x5.
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