Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
What are you talking about....c'mon Robert fess up!

I have removed the dark slide on the side facing the ground glass...with a 12x20 sheet no less! I have tried to focus with the holder on the camera, and wondered how come I could not see a thing.......I have removed the dark silde to see if I had film in the holder, in full daylight...
I have removed the lens without putting the dark slide back in the holder......LF just gives you more innovative ways to screw up, that is all...

And let's not forget: Forgotting to flip the dark slide after taking the image (ending up with multiple images), not closing the shutter after focusing then pulling the darkslide (d-oh!), not loading film and shooting with an empty holder. Oh, I have done some real DUMB things in LF...just a little less expensively than you (I only have a 4x5, thank goodness).

S