Fuji Quickload / Kodak Film

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I am the proud owner of a Fuji Quickload holder - which actually works. Is it possible to use Kodak double sided black & white QuickLoad film in the Fuji Quickload holder?


-- Steven C. Parker (sparker@logicon.com), April 04, 2000


Here are a few of the many threads that have discussed this topic:






-- Simon (fourthpres@aol.com), April 04, 2000.

Shortly: Yes but they are too tight.

-- Paul Schilliger (pschilliger@vtx.ch), April 04, 2000.

Since they are too tight, can one use them to compress a wider image when you don't have your wide angle lens with you? Or to get 'telephoto compression' when you don't have a lens long enough?

-- Dan Smith (shooter@brigham.net), April 05, 2000.

Thank you for your collective responses and pointing me in the right direction. I think I "get the picture". Black and White will go in sheet film holders and I will use the Fuji Quickload for color. If this thread goes on someone will be developing a "compression table" for wide angle lens use with Kodak double sided film in a Fuji Quickload.


-- Steven C. Parker (sparker@logicon.com), April 05, 2000.

In the alternative, I just ordered B/W neg Fuji Quickload from Robert White in the UK. Badger Graphics may also have if I recall some recent threads correctly.

-- Donald Brewster (dpbrewster@prodigy.net), April 05, 2000.

I am now using Fuji Quickchange loader, the film holder comes in with 8 sheets of film. The best thing about Quickchange holder is I can load the film into the film holder myself. It is easy to load as well. The Quickchange holder costs about $200 in Japan. RVP costs almost $40 per 8 sheets pack. I buy the film pack once and reuse the pack.

The initial cost is high, but I now buy 25 sheets box film, much cheaper than Quickload or Easyload film. Plus I can load any film I want. Unfortunately, it is only available in Japan. Fuji shown it in Photo East in 1998 but never market it outside of Japan.

Regards Hisun

-- Hisun Wong (hisun@mai.com), April 06, 2000.

Hisun, I saw this film pack holder on the back of the Fuji lenses prospect and was higly interested by the concept. In the case of not reloading the packs, as you do, is the use of this system cheaper than the QuickLoad?

-- Paul Schilliger (pschilliger@vtx.ch), April 06, 2000.

Hisun ; I wasn't aware that the Quickchange film pack could be reloaded with sheet film of your choice. As it is a fairly thin plastic item, how much wear and tear do you think that this would take in the field? Do you simply interleave 8 sheets of film with the plastic separators, or do you have to fit the sheets into the separators, like a grafmatic septum?

-- fw (finneganswake@altavista.net), April 06, 2000.

The Quickchange loaded filmpack by itself is too expensive to use, more expensive than Quickload/Easyload. It is convenience because you can shot 8 sheets of films without unloading the Quickchange holder. You just slide the FilmPack in and out for film change after each exposure.

The official word is the film pack is not reusable. The whole film pack is sent to the lab for unloading and processing. The pack is not returned. However, I easily open the pack by reset the frame counter, open the dark slide, each sheet of film is in a separate film plastic holder, not too flamsy, but strong enough for long term use. Reloading takes practice, it is different from regular film holder. After putting new sheet of film in the plactic film holder, insert the film holder into the filmpack one by one, cover the end slot. That's done

One 8-sheet filmpack is the same thickness of Kodal Easyload holder. You can change film mid-way thru the 8-sheet pack. I use one Quickchange holder and have multiple filmpack.

Regards Hisun

-- Hisun Wong (hisun@mai.com), April 06, 2000.

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