WHAT IS THE BLACKJACKET™?
The BLACKJACKET™ is a revolutionary focusing cloth
made of a light-resistant fabric whose construction resembles a pull-over
The NEW "collar" or "neck" of all BLACKJACKET™ focusing
cloths attach to a view camera by way of a double adjustable
elastic cord that permits customizing the collar
to fit different sized camera bodies.
Five models: Digital
4x5/5x7 and 8x10.
Ultra Large Format designs by custom order.
Once the BLACKJACKET™ focusing cloth is attached
to the camera, the photographer inserts his/her head into cavity created
With the trunk of the "jacket" draped
over the head and shoulders of the photographer, this innovative dark
cloth blocks out stray light providing an ideal,
darkened environment in which to view the ground glass of a large
format camera. This creative solution goes far beyond previous concepts
by employing "sleeves" which
provide an easy means for the photographer to insert his/her hands into
the darkened environment to access camera controls and/or check
focus, and still maintain total darkness.
Backpackers less concerned with comfort and more concerned with shaving
every ounce from their load, choose the ORIGINAL BLACKJACKET™
Now Even Better!Introducing the HYBRID SHADOW!
As of January, 2018, we have ceased construction of our best selling, standard HYBRID in favor a new version. The innovative design remains the same in the new design, but, with the exception of the neck, the HYBRID SHADOW is constructed entirely of soft, supple, woven, water-resistant, breathable fabric. Surprisingly, the HYBRID SHADOW is not only more comfortable to use, it weighs two ounces less than its predecessor.
All BLACKJACKET™ focusing cloths ship with the BLACKBAG™ which
does double-duty, serving as an attractive storage sack when the BLACKJACKET™ is
not in use, and more importantly as a solution to the most challenging
light leak--caused by the gap beneath the rear standard and base plate
of field cameras (or the two gaps beneath rear standard and either side
of the rail of monorail cameras). Click
here for a close look at this new feature. Early customers seeking
to modify older focusing cloths to use the BLACKBAG™ feature
can obtain directions here.
For more detailed information or to see for yourself
how it works, click the FAQ, DEMO (slide show) or VIDEO (youtube) links.
Now, we've made it even better!
Even more comfortable than our previous
model and just as dark!
PURCHASE YOUR OWN BLACKJACKET™
Whether you choose the ORIGINAL or HYBRID style, the 4x5/7 BLACKJACKET™ or
the Digital SLR BLACKJACKET™, each
$90 (US), while the 8x10 BLACKJACKET™ is
$105 (US). New, Ultra Large Format models are also available in 72", 84" and 105" sizes and can be customized as needed.
Most shipping is via USPS Priority Mail which reaches most destinations in the US in 3 days or less. We also offer alternative
We gladly accept cashiers checks and money orders, or you may pay with your credit
card via PAYPAL. To purchase your own BLACKJACKET™, click
the BUY link.
WHERE CAN I GET A BLACKJACKET™ FOCUSING CLOTH?
You are at the source. QuietWorks Photography is the exclusive distributor
for the BLACKJACKET™.