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    Quote Originally Posted by wfwhitaker View Post
    Would a conventional bellows with larger pleats help to alleviate the problem?
    Finally got around to trying this and it did the trick. Thanks very much Will! I'd been hung up on making smallish (1" combined) pleats from making 4x5s and I just couldn't let go. Tried 1 3/8" and it made all the difference.

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    How about a hanger. You attach loops to the top of your bellows via bellows patching compound, then run a dowel or such from your front standard to the back through the loops, thus supporting the bellows from the top.
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    Colin, how about using a small strip of velcro like the Canham DLC's have on them. About halfway down, a velcro strip is glued to the top of the bellows and its mating piece onto the front standard that allows some pleats to be gathered together to eliminate bellows droop and image interference. Or, place a lens cap on it's side underneath the bellows between the bed and bellows. I've found that to work quite well.

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    I did include a cinching strap that hooks onto the front standard. My main problem had been too many small pleats, so it was too stiff racked in tight on vertical shots with front rise. Problem all solved, just wanted to thank Will. I appreciate the suggestions.

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