Photoflex Changing Room

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by gonzo74, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. gonzo74

    gonzo74 Member

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    Hi all,

    Sorry: Silly question with a (hopefully) easy answer! I've got one of these things, it is absolutely great for what I need it for (4x5 ect.), but I have found that there are no instructions as to how to get the thing to fold down again. I have even written to the company, with no response. Can anyone tell me if there is a method to folding the thing before I bend it beyond recognition or toss it out the window ;-) Thanks!
     
  2. Pinholemaster

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    You have to reach inside and pull one of the pop up rings towards you to get it to close. I have one, but switched to the Harrison tent because it is earlier to use. The Photoflex is faster to open.
     
  3. aparat

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    You need to put your hands on diagonally opposed edges - right where the little loop straps are. Then push with one hand towards the other (squeeze). That will make the thing collapse into a flat oval. You just need to fold in a bit of the fabric sticking out and put it in the case. Zip with caution so the fabric doesn't get caught in the zipper. Hope this helps!
     
  4. gonzo74

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    Pinholemaster and aparat!! It worked!!! Thank you soooo much! I tried this so many different ways, I think I was overly cautious because it seemed that I was bending the wire frame. It is a nice system though, and really easy to open. I nearly did buy the Harrison tent but wanted the height too so I went with the Photoflex. Thanks again, I had nearly given up on the thing!
     
  5. ALEFO

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    It's not worked for me, i bent all rings, does anybody could make a short youtube video for this matter?
    Thank you for your help.
     
  6. fotch

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    Hello ALEFO and welcome to APUG. Did you Google search for a YouTube video?
     
  7. ALEFO

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    yes i did

    Of course but with the wors 'Photoflex Changing Room' just results with naked people appears!!!
     
  8. Sirius Glass

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    I have used one for years. It is a little tight for Grafmatic 45s though.
     
  9. fotch

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    Emmm, did the search, no utube, no naked women either.