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Old 03-06-2011   #1
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This could be Leica's answer to weatherproofing the M10.
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Old 03-06-2011   #3
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Wow- that is rare.

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Rotoloni's going to have to do a new edition of his book!
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I believe they're now called "blimps." Companies still make them for dSLRs for use on movie sets, etc., e.g., http://bit.ly/gK2YNU

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memphis photo has the old yellow sound muffler for the F's equipped with motor drive -- it's a weird concoction - it looks like a hazmat suit for a camera -- or a big yellow hand puppet --- never seen one of those before -- it was told to me that in theaters, recording studios, and other events that required a level of quiet, this was used to muffle the sound

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Don't forget that Hasselblad made a blimp for the EL camera in the 60's and 70's.
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Wow, I have a reason to live for - to find another one :-)
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I believe they're now called "blimps." Companies still make them for dSLRs for use on movie sets, etc., e.g., http://bit.ly/gK2YNU
An old photobud was a still photographer and worked on film sets in the 60's, 70's and 80's. He had blimps for his motorized Canon A-1's.
They looked like the old style cases for electric shavers on steroids.
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