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    Dark Cloth and Windy Days

    Somewhat related to another post of mine re: sturdier tripod. It was a very breezy day to say the least and trying to keep the dark cloth under control while trying to focus, etc. was quite the challenge. I could have used another set of hands. Any tricks or tips you have found useful in situations like this?
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    Spring loaded binder clips, any brand, from any office supply store and many drug stores, grocery supermarkets, etc. I keep half a dozen in the bag. Just clip stuff together until it stops slapping you in the face.

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    Thanks, Mike, makes sense. I had also considered a couple of holes in the dark cloth with grommet reinforcement, spaced to match the rear standard uprights, then something to keep things taught on the underside.

    And yes, it was slapping me pretty good. :o)
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    A black xxlg tee-shirt works too, stretch the neck part over the back of the camera, stick your head in the other end. For a big camera you may have to reverse that procedure, but it works pretty well either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    A black xxlg tee-shirt works too, stretch the neck part over the back of the camera, stick your head in the other end. For a big camera you may have to reverse that procedure, but it works pretty well either way.
    Now that's an idea. I will have to give it a try.
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    I saw a very different dark cloth the other day. It was a quality product with waterproof white or silver on the outside, black on the inside, a stretchy collar that closes around the rear standard and sleeves. It also serves as a poncho. I'll try to find it again.

    EDIT: Here it is... http://www.quietworks.com/FRAMES_FIL...OME_FRAME_.htm
    Last edited by Mike1234; 11-13-2009 at 09:19 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    A black xxlg tee-shirt works too, stretch the neck part over the back of the camera, stick your head in the other end. For a big camera you may have to reverse that procedure, but it works pretty well either way.

    That's what I do...works perfect, and I get to wrap the camera in it without removing the T-shirt...K
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    Sounds like a BlackJacket:
    http://www.quietworks.com/FRAMES_FIL...SINGCLOTH.html

    Many people like them a lot.






    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    I saw a very different dark cloth the other day. It was a quality product with waterproof white or silver on the outside, black on the inside, a stretchy collar that closes around the rear standard and sleeves. It also serves as a poncho. I'll try to find it again.
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    I use a btzs cloth for 4x5 through 12x20, you might consider that as well.

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8330/4.3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

    I also use a BTZS cloth, but prefer a traditional cloth when I know it won't be windy. It just feels nicer and packs a bit better.
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