Swapping quick-load film holders?

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by milton_messenger, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Has anyone used Kodak quickload film in a Fuji quickload holder? Can these
    two manufacturers films be used in each others film holder? I have ony a Fuji
    quickloader and really don't want to buy another one if I don't have to.
  2. Kodak new single sheet Readyload holder can accept both Kodak readyloads and Fuji quickloads. I have tried it without any problem. However, Fuji Quickload holder does not take Kodak single sheet readyloads.

    You may check http://www.butzi.net/reviews/filmholders.htm for more details.
  3. You worked hard for the money to make a lifetimes investment in your large format equipment. Why take a chance with the results. Suck if up and pay the $100 for a Kodak holder and move on. The thought of plugging up a ready load holder in the process of using a different manufacturers holder is rather unsettling to me. Good Luck.
  4. My experience concurs with Ling. I use the new Kodak Readyload holder with both Readyloads and Quickloads without a problem.
  5. Can Polaroid type 55 be used in either of these holders to be developed later at home?
  6. I've tried using the Kodak products (newer single sheet type) in a Fuji Quickload holder, there is a problem with extraction after the shot. Something is not quite right and the film hangs up inside. You will not get good shots this way.

    The Polaroid type 545i holder will work with Kodak, Fuji or Polaroid films without any problems (so far). Just be sure to use it without the rollers when you remove the film.
  7. Tim, I was thinking about the other way around, (Polaroid 55 in Kodak Readyload holder), because it's so much smaller and lighter then the 545 holder. Have you tried that?
  8. bill -

    my experience is that it is hard for the film to "latch" to the bottom
    of the holder, it is harder than using a #500 holder to know when to stop pulling the
    paper, and when you slide the paper back down it is not an easy task.

    you might want to burn a sheet of film and see if it is any different
    with your holder, mine is about 2 years old ...

    - john
  9. Thanks for all your input. Im buying a Kodak Ready Load holder. I hate using
    my Polaroid 545 Pro. The timer keeps thinking I have two or three sheets
    being exposed (and it's heavy). It's nice to know that there are people on this
    site who care about quality and other artists. Thanks!

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