Toyo vs. Fidelity Elite 4x5 Film Holders (weight)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
At Samy's camera, saw new Toyo 4x5 holders and was suprised at how light they were compared to the Fidelity's. Perhaps these are a very new design? (They looked a little different than those shown in Toyo brochure) I have never heard the lightness of these holders mentioned before.
(Got the Fidelity anyway, cause they were much cheaper.)
-- Andre Noble (email@example.com), February 09, 2002
I recently purchased a number of new 4x5 Toyo holders and have been meaning to weigh them. Thanks for the motivation.
My postal scale says 5 3/4 oz. per holder. Don't own any regular Fidelity holders in that size, but the Riteways I do have - - essentially a Fidelity with locking dark slides - - come in exactly 6 oz.
-- Sal Santamaura (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 2002.
I used to have 20 of the Toyo holders before I started using Readyloads. I feel the Toyos are worth the extra expense; they are made better and film is easier to load and especially to extract from the holders, a godsend in the dark !
-- Jeffrey Scott (email@example.com), February 09, 2002.