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RMW

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Making and using a photo viewing card
« on: December 09, 2017, 11:57:11 AM »

Hi All,
Can anyone tell me how to make a viewing card? I have 2 cameras- one is a Nikon FF and one is a Sigma APS-C.
Thanks.
Richard
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Re: Making and using a photo viewing card
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 05:06:42 PM »

Get a fairly stiff board of some type.  I use regular, ordinary 4 ply mat board.  Cut it to a size that you'll easily carry in your camera bag.  It doesn't really matter how large it is.  Mine is about 5x7.  Cut out a rectangular viewing opening in the center with the aspect ratio of 3:2.  My viewing opening is about 2.5x3.75.  Or whatever you'd prefer.   Punch a hole in the corner for a lanyard for around your neck.  Done  When you've beaten it to death, make another in 5 minutes
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Re: Making and using a photo viewing card
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 07:05:22 PM »

Exactly, what I was going to say, Brad, except for two changes. I make my card about 4x6 or 4x5 so they fit into a shirt/coat pocket. The window I cut out matches the aspect ratio of my camera. Most are 3:2, but some are 4:3.
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Re: Making and using a photo viewing card
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 01:50:46 PM »

Thank you all !
Once I have it I'll never leave home without it.
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