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Thread: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    How about a thick fresnel?

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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Mat board and fome cor board work well. Join with gaffers tape at the top and you have one that works.
    Now that's the kind of Mcguyver'ism I expect from this Forum!!
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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    If you don't want to DIY it, Keith Canham sells a very nice gg protector. Back when I bought mine, IIRC it was $40.

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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    i just took an acrylic 2-3mm sheet (5€ i think, and i've still got more than half of it), cut it to size, bended 2 times with an heat gun and a wood scrap lath as a guide, sanded a little bit and obtained the horrible and crappy brother of this one: http://stevemidgleyphotography.com/IMG_0426.jpg
    It works!

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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    I used a scrap sheet of 1/8" Lexan, cut to twice the required length to cover the glass and frame.
    Took note of the center line and used a hair dryer to heat said center line and gently folded the Lexan to fit. ​
    Very low-tech and slides in just like a film holder and covers the gg on both sides.

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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    The old fashioned way would be to bury it in wet used cat litter, and let the urine do the job. .

    My assistant, Annie the Cat, is ready for the job. All of this did get me thinking. I'm strictly an outdoor photographer, often in some dicey environments. I've been simply carrying my Kodak 2D in a regular backpack with the GG pressed towards my back (the padded rear of the pack.) A simple sheet of thin veneer or acrylic might be a wiser idea.


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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    My last backpack trip with the 5x7 I just slid an 8-ply piece of matboard (a 'hole' from cutting a window mat) behind the camera when I put it in the stuff sack.

    My GG protector for the 11x14 is a ~12x30 piece of plex that was heated and bent over a rod in the middle (rod then removed) -- it slides in like a film holder, covering both sides of the GG without touching the GG.
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    Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    I found some foam core I wasn't using. I LOVE your ideas guys! I'll try to fashion something today with it. I'll use a film holder as a template. So I'm thinking a piece that goes inside like a film holder, and then a piece outside to protect the glass.
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