2 questtions..how to attach bubble levels and a viewfinder to LF cam

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  1. luvcameras

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    If you are looking for a functional and inexpensive method of attaching the "bubbles" to you viewcamera, I use the self adhesive velcro and the cheap line levels which you can get at a local hardware or similar store. I use them and they,are great, plus cost me maybe $5.00 in materials. As to your second question, I can't offer any reasonable suggestion. Best wishes, Jon
     
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    I've got no problem using cheap levels, I do it myself.

    But how are you going to make sure that a removable level is placed level on your camera?
    Did you draw some guidelines?

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    You might try using a doulble faced tape, I'd be suspicious of the accuracy of using velcro simply because of the thickness & compressability of it. 3M makes a two part tape that is similar to velcro in function but uses much larger components (knobs & sockets) that give a secure mount &isn't as bouncy.
     
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    I use an old LInhof multi-focus finder, or whatever it's called, that got off of ebay, i use it a lot, but just carry it in my pocket. Use with two field cameras. Have never had a desire to mount it to the camera, it's not rocket science, you're going to have to fine tune the location by moving the whole tripod anyway. My 3047 3-way head has levels, why not use the tripod head levels? The cadet is a studio type camera, you must have a sturdy head for it?