Can I use Fuji Quickload sheets in a Kodak Readyload holder?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I am moving up to large format and plan to continue shooting both Fujifilm transparencies and Kodak Tmax 100. I have heard that Fuji's Quickload sheets can be used in a Kodak Readyload holder; I'd love to hear from anyone who has had experience doing this (anecdotes relating anything from great success to devastating failure would be appreciated).
-- Jamal Morris (email@example.com), December 08, 1999
Jamal, I regularly use a Kodak Readyload holder for both Kodak and Fuji preloaded films. I've never had a problem with the Fuji Quickloads in the Kodak holder. Best wishes, Bruce
-- Bruce M. Herman (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 08, 1999.
I will second that... I shoot lots of Velvia using the Kodak Readyload holder.
-- Scott Bacon (email@example.com), December 08, 1999.
Jamal, I'm also using the Readyload holder/Fuji Quickload film combo. You might want to read some of the negative reviews of the Kodak Readyload on this website. On the opening page near the bottom, look for the "Accesories" section and click on "Sheet Film holders." Scroll down til you see the info. So far I haven't had the problems that some report there, but I'm knocking on wood as I write this!
-- Todd Caudle (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
I'm not sure many of those old comments apply. Apparently the Kodak holder has been redesigned several times now. I've used mine regularly for Fuji and Kodak and had no problems at all. I bought a new holder from Adorama and not a used one from Ebay or somewhere and have shot a couple of hundred photos without a single problem or failure. Except once when I forgot to push the release button and yanked an envelope out without the clip on it...
I do, however, us the technique of partially removing the envelope, then slamming it back in, then removing it completely. I doubt that is necessary but it has now become habit.
-- Richard Rankin (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
I confirm that early ReadyLoad where no good. Mine ended up quite curved and it's mechanic was'nt good. Get a recent one. The Fuji QuickLoad back is a marvel, but Kodak double sheets are a bit too tight in it.
-- Paul Schilliger (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 1999.