Fuji QuickLoads or Kodak ReadyLoads for B/W?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Foto`s in Monochrome, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. I am considering using either Kodak (100TMX) in ReadyLoads or Fuji 100 Acros
    in QuickLoads for my 4x5 camera. Does any one use either of these films
    regularly and are their any pros/cons for using one manufacturers film
    holder over another?
     
    Foto`s in Monochrome, Oct 27, 2006
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    darkroommike Guest

    In my opinion you're not just buying the film but should also invest in
    the holder that matches the film you use. I've not used Acros in 4x5 (I
    shoot some FP-4 and some Tri-X--neither available pre-loaded since film
    packs went away--and again--yes I'm that old) but feel that Tmax 100 is
    an excellent emulsion in all available sizes, just a bit fussy for the
    casual user/beginner so if I were to buy one holder to use with one film
    if would be Fuji.

    darkroommike
     
    darkroommike, Oct 28, 2006
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  3. I use FP4+ in 4x5 sheets myself, but I am looking for a more convenient
    alternative even if it is more expensive. As you say, there is no
    alternative from Ilford.
    Can either of the Kodak and Fuji film holders take both ReadyLoads and
    QuickLoads?
    I suppose I should have put this question on a LF NG, although I will
    discuss darkroom technique too.
    Thanks for replying.
     
    Foto`s in Monochrome, Oct 28, 2006
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    Frank Pittel Guest

    I use the Polaroid holder (545?). It costs about the same as the Fuji or
    Kodak holders. The difference is that it not only works with Polaroid film
    but with Fuji and Kodak film as well. One holder for all three films.



    : I use FP4+ in 4x5 sheets myself, but I am looking for a more convenient
    : alternative even if it is more expensive. As you say, there is no
    : alternative from Ilford.
    : Can either of the Kodak and Fuji film holders take both ReadyLoads and
    : QuickLoads?
    : I suppose I should have put this question on a LF NG, although I will
    : discuss darkroom technique too.
    : Thanks for replying.


    : : > In my opinion you're not just buying the film but should also invest in
    : > the holder that matches the film you use. I've not used Acros in 4x5 (I
    : > shoot some FP-4 and some Tri-X--neither available pre-loaded since film
    : > packs went away--and again--yes I'm that old) but feel that Tmax 100 is an
    : > excellent emulsion in all available sizes, just a bit fussy for the casual
    : > user/beginner so if I were to buy one holder to use with one film if would
    : > be Fuji.
    : >
    : > darkroommike
    : >
    : > Foto`s in Monochrome wrote:
    : >> I am considering using either Kodak (100TMX) in ReadyLoads or Fuji 100
    : >> Acros in QuickLoads for my 4x5 camera. Does any one use either of these
    : >> films regularly and are their any pros/cons for using one manufacturers
    : >> film holder over another?



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    Frank Pittel, Oct 29, 2006
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  5. Foto`s in Monochrome (sobota, 28 pa┬╝dziernika 2006 22:21):
    Have you seen this: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/holders.html ? I
    found this site very useful when making my own decision about holder.

    Jakub
    http://www.roguski.eu
     
    Jakub Roguski, Oct 29, 2006
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  6. I shall check out the Polaroid holder if it takes both Kodak and Fuji,
    thanks for the tip.
    It seems that 100TMX and 100 Acros are the only B&W films available for this
    type of system.
     
    Foto`s in Monochrome, Oct 29, 2006
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  7. I use Kodak TMAX 100 film so I bought the Readyload holder and have
    been using the ready loads occasionally. They cost alot more per sheet
    but they are worth it when you have to carry your gear. It is
    relatively easy to carry 50-75 sheets of film. I rarely need that much
    but even 20 sheets of regular film in carriers is onerous.

    I understand that Ilford cannot manufacture readyloads because of
    expense and patent issues. Maybe when Koadak stops making readyloads
    they will sell the gear etc. to Ilford.

    TMAX is more readily available than Acros also.
     
    jeroldhartermd, Oct 31, 2006
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    Rob Novak Guest

    I don't own a 4x5, but I shoot Acros in 135 and 120. It's beautiful
    stuff.

    I will say, though, that it typically takes more developing than other
    films. I use a rotary processor, so I'll typically have to take
    10-15% off the base time on the chemistry's chart due to the constant
    agitation. Acros gets the full time, every time, especially in 120 -
    it's more of an ISO 64-80 film. Anything less just gives me a neg
    that's way too thin. I use Ilford DD-X primarily, so YMMV with other
    developers.
     
    Rob Novak, Oct 31, 2006
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  9. Maybe when Kodak stops making readyloads
    Why do you suspect that Kodak will stop selling their 4x5 inch sheet-films
    as "ReadyLoads"?
     
    Foto`s in Monochrome, Oct 31, 2006
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    darkroommike Guest

    It's not "if" it's only "when".
    darkroommike

     
    darkroommike, Nov 1, 2006
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