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The Contraption | by Friendly Joe
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The Contraption

I've been receiving requests to show the "contraption" that I use in my TTV (Through-The Viewfinder) work, so here you are.

 

It's constructed of heavy black art paper and gaffer's tape. Gaffer's tape is good in this application as it's made of a durable fabric that folds repeatedly without ripping.

It is also engineered so that I can spin my focus ring all the way to the close-up stop and simply slap my camera body on top to have the viewfinder spot on the focal plane. Quick and easy, it's saved a lot of shots and allows me to hold the whole rig up in the air or wave it around and still be in focus.

 

And since we're looking at Festive Holiday Bokeh, I'll take this opportunity to wish all of you Happy, Merry, Healthy and Safe Holiday Stuff! Thanks again for your ongoing support.

 

Cheers! :D

  

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Taken on December 23, 2007