For those who may ever be interested, Calumet has a squeeze bulb one that is very high quality and with variable length hosing. The bulb is the kind used for a sphygnomometer. If Cindy Sherman were on this forum I'd recommend one for her since she ONLY does self portraits!

Anyway...

For cables, I took a hint from Jack Dykinga's book: I have one already screwed into every LF lens I have, and one for each camera bag, even the LF ones. More than a few times one has kinked or fallen off or was left in a hotel room or something and I simply used another one from the bag or another lens. Saved my butt countless times. I am kind of in the habit of getting one whenever I am at a camera store or local swap meet...five times a year or whatever...

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