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    WTB: Light Tent

    Hello all,

    I'm looking for a gently used light tent, suitable for loading 4x5 film holders.

    I do live in Canada, and I accept that shipping may be commensurately higher.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Harding View Post
    Hello all,

    I'm looking for a gently used light tent, suitable for loading 4x5 film holders.

    I do live in Canada, and I accept that shipping may be commensurately higher.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have something.
    Don't you mean a changing bag? A light tent is usually used for photographing reflective objects.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Don't you mean a changing bag? A light tent is usually used for photographing reflective objects.
    From my understanding, a light tent is a changing bag with poles, making it into a light-tight tent, for changing things...

    Example: http://www.amazon.ca/Photoflex-Chang.../dp/B0000AE6D3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Harding View Post
    From my understanding, a light tent is a changing bag with poles, making it into a light-tight tent, for changing things...

    Example: http://www.amazon.ca/Photoflex-Chang.../dp/B0000AE6D3
    In England it is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    In England it is not.
    Those English have a different word for everything

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    Regardless of what we want to call it (and I try not to spell check forum posts), I am looking for:

    - A lightproof bag of sorts supported by poles of some sort that would allow me to load 4x5 film holders comfortably.

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    Kevin:

    You might find that what you are looking for is called by some a "changing tent". Best of both worlds?
    Matt

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    I have a Harrison Film Changing Tent that is perfect for the duty you describe... A bit pricey new but I see them floating around used at pretty reasonable prices these days. Very well made. The arm holes are a bit tight for us Popeye types but certainly seal well.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/172903-REG/Harrison_1000_Pup_Film_Changing_Tent.html
    Craig Schroeder

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    This is still on Vancouver Craigslist, from a month ago: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...309530285.html
    Matt

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    Sorry to not have one for sale, but I'll offer my opinions on the two I own. I have a Harrison and a Photoflex. I like them both. The Photoflex sets up quickly and is overall easier to use. It also doesn't pack well given it collapses down to a flat disk. The Harrison is much better for packing in luggage or backpacking. If I'm traveling by car I like the Photoflex. One other downside to the Photoflex is it doesn't sit perfectly flat. But if you leave your film in the box tops (oriented 90 degrees) it works very well and nothing spills. Also, the harrison leaves a black residue on my arms and is very tight. The Photoflex is more comfortable to use and no residue.

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