Readyloads in Quickload Holder : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I am wondering if Kodak 4x5 Readyloads will work in a Fuji Quickload Holder. I know the Kodak holder is inferior to the Fuji and would like to only carry one holder.

-- Ray Negus (, June 08, 1999


I use Kodak Readyloads in a Polaroid holder. They work fine.

I have been told by camera store personel that Kodak doesn't work in the Fuji holder, and vice-versa. However, Kodak is designed to work in the Polaroid holder.

-- Brian C. Miller (, June 08, 1999.

Kodak emulsions/enveloped will not work in the Fuji holder. Fuji quickload envelopes can be used carefully and sucessfully with the Kodak holder. My experience and rationale for my choice of holder (Readyload) follows:

I have used Fuji Quickloads in the Kodak holder, as well as Kodak Readyloads. I got the holder used, and once I dissasembled it and pulled a stuck envelope clip out of the pressure plate well, I have had zero bad exposures--no fogging, nothing.

I don't believe that the majority of people who malign the Kodak holder are using it properly. Calumet Photographic has a good on-line tutorial to help new users that far surpasses Kodak's included documentation. I don't have the URL handy, but it can easily be found using the search engine at

I'm not trying to twist your arm or start an online p*ssing match about which system works best, simply providing my experience with the Readyload system. I believe that if you approach it properly and thoughtfully, you'll have good results.

When I add my experience to the greater number of useful emulsions available for Readyload (and since I use Quickload as well, I get to keep Velvia) and the fact hat you can't go the other way (Kodak emulsions in Quickload holder), the choice was very easy for me.


-- Doug Broussard (, June 08, 1999.

the URL is; tblCopyParent_uid1=KODAKREADYLOADHOWTO&_UserReference= 2EB528BCD86E5DB43744053E

-- Don Hunnewell (, June 08, 1999.

Actually if Fuji USA gets its act together, they will be selling more emulsions in quickloads: 5 versions of E-6 (RDPIII, RDPII, RAP, RVP, and 64T), one C-41 (NPS), and a B&W (neopan 80).

-- Ellis Vener (, June 08, 1999.

I, too, use Fuji quickloads in my Kodak Readyload holder and have had no problems.


-- Bruce M. Herman (, June 09, 1999.

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