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    Quote Originally Posted by papagene
    My mission is to invent new dumb-a$$ mistakes in my LF pursuits!
    I seem to be doing a good job at it too.
    Drat! I hate competition.
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    We should form a "Dumb-a$$ LF Goof-up Society!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by papagene View Post
    We should form a "Dumb-a$$ LF Goof-up Society!"
    I would have to be a charter member.

    You can also add " Pulling out the holder before replacing dark slide. "
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    Two shots on IR820 film - f22@2Sec.... Then realised the IR filter was still in my pocket.

    Set up for another shot elsewhere, pulled the dark slide out and went to cock the shutter. Darned preview lever was engaged preventing the shutter being fired.

    That folks, is just from today's catalogue of cockups.

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    We may actually want to have a sticky of just LF screwups. That will help keep threads from repeating themselves.
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    Helpful reminder if you miss it.
    1. Remember to mark which film in which slot in the holder if you are loading multiple different type of film. I once loaded 3 different type of film in a set of holder and realized the mistake of not marking after reaching the ground.
    2. Your holder has a white/ silver and black side on the handle where you pull it out. You can use it to mark if the film is already exposed.
    3. Make sure you insert the film holder fully into the back and pull dark slide fully out.
    4. Drill into yourself to close the shutter before pulling the dark slide.

    @Greg Davis
    Good idea, we can have a guide from how to load film to standard operation of LF camera when on the field. Warning on LF screwups can be added on along the way as a warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnolanphotography View Post
    David, thanks for not making me feel like an idiot
    You are doing fine, I once forgot to slot back all the dark slide when loading the film in a changing bag. 1 pack of velvia 50 gone.

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    Check out graflex.org for instructions, directions, ...

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    There's always a new way to make a mistake.
    Yesterday I managed to yank a film holder out by its half pulled dark slide because it bent up against the tripod and bound in the holder. I was shooting in the snow with the dark cloth tented over the whole camera, so I pulled the slide down and normally I don't do that on verticals.
    When you find a good routine, repeat it if possible. If you do something slightly different, expect it might screw up in some unforeseeable fashion.

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    who needs LF to goof? I started developing an empty tank+spiral this morning, started wondering "is this the EI1600 or EI400 roll" ... "oh, it's neither and now both my spirals are wet".

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