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    Combination Dark bag / Hood

    Is there a practical reason why nobody has made a combination darkbag / focusing cloth?

    As far as I can see, it requires two more zippers (with appropriate overlapping of material) in a double dark bag, and your hands can go through the arm holes for fiddling with the loupe.

    I might just have to cannibalize my smaller dark bag to try this. It would reduce the crap I carry and simultaneously provide a compact, light tight viewing hood. For reference, I carry a small dark bag with me so that I can change filmholders in the field.

    If this has been done, please let me know. I have zero interest in reinventing the wheel.

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    Re: Combination Dark bag / Hood

    One reason would be dust. I sure would not want to drag my loading bag through the forest .

    I use a Harrison pup tent so it would make a lousy dark cloth. The polls would get on my nerves.

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    Re: Combination Dark bag / Hood

    Dust is a very good point.

    On the other hand, I do carry around a darkbag (not a tent) and I do change my film in the field. Sometimes, I just don't want to carry so many film holders. The tent is used other times (at home, when I want to watch TV while changing film).

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    Re: Combination Dark bag / Hood

    You stick you head under a focusing cloth.Do you want loose hair in your film holders?
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
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    Re: Combination Dark bag / Hood

    I have a tube-like thing that I made that I velcro to the back of my D'orf. I have an overlap at the bottom so I can get a loupe in there. Works fine.
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    Re: Combination Dark bag / Hood

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Woodbury View Post
    I have a tube-like thing that I made that I velcro to the back of my D'orf. I have an overlap at the bottom so I can get a loupe in there. Works fine.
    I'm trying to picture what your talking about here as I've had thoughts of making something like this. Do you have a picture of your camera with this attached?

    Thanks
    Ryan

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