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    Medium Format accessories

    I just had a idea when mentioning the WhiBal cards. Now being a newbie to MF digital . I shot MF film all my career but this is different and requires different tools . Be nice to maybe talk about some of the accessories out there that are very useful to MF digital shooters.

    Now one is the WhiBal cards and i use them a lot in all my digital shooting
    http://www.pictureflow.com/products/whibal/index.html
    They have different sizes for various applications like studio and field work. These are very accurate and work really well.

    Any other accessories?
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    nothing has changed since i moved to a digital back except fo now i carry spare batteries and a charger instead of two spare backs and a led pouch with film. other than that, converting to digital was completely seamless.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    I can't think of anything special either, other than perhaps a backup disk to backup files on location BEFORE you pack up, and a grey card.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    My firewire 800 Hasselblad Image Bank allows me to shoot 1000 images to it, and back up a CF card. I can delegate as many as I want into discrete folders, and each is protected from curruption should a bad apple make inside : -)

    Of interest to landscape shooters are the GPS add-ons now becoming available.

    LCD screen protectors and hoods are useful for outdoor shooting ... I now use a Hoodman Loop viewer for close inspection of the LCD in bright light.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    I find
    lock picks
    safe tumbler stethoscopes
    car door jimmys
    and rope

    quite usefil MF accessories



    oh, and of couse-

    ....... a ski mask!

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    A light weight, compact monopod. I found a Gitzo carbon fiber one that fits in my bag (14" compacted) and is light enough to carry around. With MF, the mirror and other vibrations affect slow shutter speeds (1/60) and below. Being vertically challenged at 5'5" the weight/size of this monopod fits my need. As with any accessory, the weight or bulkiness may preclude taking them out shooting unless you have a sherpa. A tripod is nice, but can be awkward to set up with people around.
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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    I think something to shade the screen for better viewing is a valuable accessory. When I had the Aptus I picked up a Canham shade for it and it helped a lot. With the Sinar back I'll probably order myself one of those Hoodman HoodLoupe viewers.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Here is a link to a few items that we carry that come in handy sometimes.
    The laptop screen shade is essential when shooting outdoors or in a bright room.

    http://www.captureintegration.com/so...aturedproduct/

    I also find a good portable FireWire card reader and hard drive are key. I just purchased a LaCie Rugged 160GB that is FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0. The FireWire is worth the extra money, because of the speed.

    http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10036

    I also recommend Digiclean, a blower bulb for cleaning your sensor, a microfiber cloth, an extra FireWire/ USB cable and batteries.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Chris that laptop screen looks nice. Maybe Lance can bring one to San Juan to demo . Actually i will buy one and just write him a check there 15 inch macbook pro
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Chris that laptop screen looks nice. Maybe Lance can bring one to San Juan to demo . Actually i will buy one and just write him a check there 15 inch macbook pro
    I'll let Lance know to bring one for you to San Juan.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    you forgot a battery-powered drill and a crowbar

    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    I find
    lock picks
    safe tumbler stethoscopes
    car door jimmys
    and rope

    quite usefil MF accessories



    oh, and of couse-

    ....... a ski mask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irakly View Post
    you forgot a battery-powered drill and a crowbar
    Only needed by those with H3d II 39MS!

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Here's my latest MF accessory...weell, you need SOMETHING to transport it!

    of course, in BLACK

    (worlds biggest brakes I think LOL)

    BTW, can you tell my camera for this; of course, all black, and small....

    [oops, forgot to upload!]
    Last edited by gogopix; 25th January 2015 at 17:22.

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Nice car Victor!
    It will go nicely with a Hy6,don't you think?

    N.B Isn't the speed limit in the US 55MPH?

    Cheers,

    Willem.

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    left out a 1, yes?
    top speed is 155
    oh, you mean LEGALLY!

    Victor

    PS actual top speed closer to 200 but there is a governor at 155. It costs 2000 euro to take off.
    Didnt think that was necessary, or wise

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Victor - safe driving - which will be easy to do in that lard arsed shopping trolley ...LOL

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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Victor - safe driving - which will be easy to do in that lard arsed shopping trolley ...LOL
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    Re: Medium Format accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    Here's my latest MF accessory...weell, you need SOMETHING to transport it!

    of course, in BLACK

    (worlds biggest brakes I think LOL)

    BTW, can you tell my camera for this; of course, all black, and small....

    [oops, forgot to upload!]
    oh, but of course! successful photographers wear black

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    cela va sans dire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Victor - safe driving - which will be easy to do in that lard arsed shopping trolley ...LOL
    My wife was out with the Formula 1 this afternoon-she left me with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    My wife was out with the Formula 1 this afternoon-she left me with this

    You really like that thing? LOL too funny mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    You really like that thing? LOL too funny mate!
    Yes, I do. As a professional comedian, I am always looking for material to make people laugh

    Looks like I really succeeded!

    However, no one want to venture a guess on camera?

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