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Old November 21st, 2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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I saw this here once, but can't seem to find it anymore. Its a double-clip that attaches to the lens hood, and holds a flag. Sort of a cheap DIY French-Flag kit (minus the flag). The clips are black "bulldog" style clips attached with a short wire armature. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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I saw this here once, but can't seem to find it anymore. Its a double-clip that attaches to the lens hood, and holds a flag. Sort of a cheap DIY French-Flag kit (minus the flag). The clips are black "bulldog" style clips attached with a short wire armature. Any help would be appreciated.
I just use CineFoil, works like a charm.

I have seen FF clips/arms at FilmTools and Mole Town where there is a clip on either end with a flex arm, but no flag, you just use Cinefoil, Coreplast or show card.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'm hoping for something more elegant than cinefoil. I have it, but it looks ghetto. I'd rather not add the weight of a full matte box, so a flag&clip would be perfect (and can be removed quickly for stowage.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 05:45 PM   #4
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You can get a clamp-on French flag pretty cheaply:
http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bi...&go.x=0&go.y=0

Or if you want a very lightweight simple mattebox to hold 2 filters but without the rails, Lee Filters has the wide angle lens hood with 2 filter slots:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Hood_Wide.html

In addition you need the threaded adapter. I have one and it weighs just under half a pound. It's wide enough so even with the bellows extended all the way you don't get any corner vignetting. I also have a clamp-on French flag but haven't needed it since I got the Lee. Here's an article about it with pix: http://dvfreelancer.com/articles/gen...eLensHood.html

I used a French flag for years and only got the matte box when I got an XH A1 and needed to start buying new filters. There are some French flags that have a hole 1/4" screw with wing nut, if you have a camera with the 1/4" receptacle on top of the camera.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 06:31 PM   #5
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Hi Oren,

That "clip" is a common business type, and usually found in any Business Supply store in many sizes.

Dan & Bill,

I've made up one of those flexabile flag holders using a clamp (as in Oren's pic) to hold the flag, a flexable magnet tool (sans the magnet), and either a Hot Shoe attachment or another clamp type - for Cam or T-Pod attachment.

You can also attach a flag to your Hood using a Velcro strip.

You can also just make a longer Lens Hood.

Just some ideas that I've done, and used. Cheap & easy to do.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 09:47 PM   #6
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Are these the ones?
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:15 AM   #7
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Nino you're the man of the hour! That's exactly what I was thinking of....now for the $20 question, where do you purchase them (and what is their proper name). Thanks a bunch to all who responded.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 11:29 AM   #8
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I'll try to find out who makes them, I was sure it was Bogen but I can't find them on their web site. Maybe they are discontinued. I'm sure I still have some new ones I have to dig them out. I'll let you know.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 01:13 PM   #9
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Here's something similar:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Multiclip.html
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