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I have concluded that I need a darkcloth for my Crown Graphic. I have come across pro/con comments in the past but can't seem to find them now. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
-- Ian Binnie (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 2000
Don't laugh. I got a free black T-shirt at work. My neck is about the same size as a 4X5 Crown. With the flippy thing on the GG it works.
-- Dean Lastoria (email@example.com), May 25, 2000.
Ian, I use a alck T-Shirt too! Works great.
-- Ted Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 25, 2000.
Hate to be different from the T-shirt brigade, but I use an old German army shirt I got from a surplus shop for #1.99, and it easily fits my MPP which I believe is lightly larger than a CG.
-- David Kirk (David_J_Kirk@hotmail.com), May 25, 2000.
If you can afford it the Darkroom Innovations cloth works very well, I use mine on a Super Speed Graphic.
-- bill zelinski (email@example.com), May 25, 2000.
The Darkroom Innovations "dark cloth" is a favorite of many large format photographers. It's much smaller and lighter than a conventional darkcloth. It has elastic around one end, that fits around the back of the camera, and an opening at the other end for your head. Because it is firmly attached to the camera by the elastic, it's much better in a breeze than a conventional dark cloth. It's kind of like the t shirt that others have mentioned but the difference is that it has an opening from front to back and the opening can be adjusted to let more or less air inside. This is a big help in hot weather and/or in humid weather (helps prevent the ground glass from fogging up). It costs around $50 and is well worth it IMHO. BTW, Darkroom Innovations has changed its name to "The View Camera Store." Their address, etc. is in their ad in "View Camera" magazine. If you don't have the magazine and want to order the dark cloth, let me know and I'll send you the address, etc.
-- Brian Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 27, 2000.
It costs around $50 and is well worth it > IMHO. BTW, Darkroom Innovations has changed its name to "The View > Camera Store." Their address, etc. is in their ad in "View Camera" > magazine. If you don't have the magazine and want to order the dark > cloth, let me know and I'll send you the address, etc.
-- Tim Atherton (tim@KairosPhoto.com), May 27, 2000.