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    Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    Hi,
    I'm doing some long exposure/UV light source photography and the little green LED at the power switch on my Olympus E-P1 is casting visible spectrum light all over my subject and its background. It's $20 for a large roll of Gaffer's tape and I only need a small piece (1/2"x1/2".) If you have a small piece that you can send, please let me know and I'll PM you my address and adequate compensation for your troubles. I live in Ohio, USA.

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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    Just buy a small roll of black electrical tape, probably only a buck or two.
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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    I'll be happy to send you piece. I sent you a PM earlier.

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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    I'm looking for the whole roll today myself . Have a shoot in the morning. My kid probably is taping something to his walls with it. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis44 View Post
    Just buy a small roll of black electrical tape, probably only a buck or two.
    I would only resort to this for rather short-term use. That stuff gets awfully funky after a while, leaving a nice goo behind.

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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    Agree use real gaffers tape . Great shop in NY the Set Shop

    Small rolls of gaffers here

    http://setshop.com/Expendables/Tape/...nufacturers_id
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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    Thanks, for all the suggestions. Yes, that electrical tape is nasty stuff after awhile. Cindy came through for me. Thanks Cindy!

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    Cindy is the best around.
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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape

    This is one of the main reasons I really like this site. So many good helpful people.

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    Re: Request for a small piece of black Gaffer's Tape



    Thanks, again, Cindy!

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    Re: "Goo" Residue

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    I would only resort to this for rather short-term use. That stuff gets awfully funky after a while, leaving a nice goo behind.
    Quite so. Here's the best solution:

    I've been using Micropore on my (aerial) cameras for many years now. Micropore is 3M's trade name for surgical tape. It sticks to anything (it works on skin, duh), is made of paper - so you can paint over it with a marker pen and best of all it leaves no residue.

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