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    5 x 7 filmholder measurements

    Can anyone with a 5 x 7 filmholder please let me have the external measurements?
    The three measurements I need are;

    thickness
    length, measured from the raised ridge to the opposite end
    width (height)

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    I measure my Fidelity Elite holders at 12.7mm thick, 194mm long to the end of the raised edge, and 150mm wide.

    I just measured my Fidelity Deluxe holders, the version prior to the Elite, and they are slightly thinner at 12.1mm thick, but the other dimensions are the same 150mm x 194mm.

    Remember, these holders are plastic and are not extremely rigid, but the t distance seems consistent at 5.8mm on both.
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    Thank you. Most helpful!
    These are the same measurements as some half plate film holders I measured, so presumably 5 x 7 holders will fit in a half plate camera.

    Alan Clark

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    Thickness is not very important.

    The outside thickness can vary considerably without consequence. See this post and the thread it's part of:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/511028-post2.html

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    Sal,
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
    Thank you. Most helpful!
    These are the same measurements as some half plate film holders I measured, so presumably 5 x 7 holders will fit in a half plate camera.

    Alan Clark
    Hi Alan,

    the modern half-plate, 5x7in, and 13x18cm holders have the same external dimensions, it is just the film guides that are different. I have a selection of each that I use in my 5x7 camera.
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    Thanks Snallan. Where do you get your half-plate film from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
    Thanks Snallan. Where do you get your half-plate film from?

    Alan
    I used to get Wephota film from Retrophotographic, but they no longer list it. Silverprint are now listing the Wephota films, but I think they are in the process of waiting for a new stock order.

    They do 25 & 100 ISO pan films, and a couple of slower ortho films.

    It is a shame that Ilford do full plate sizes in FP4+ and HP5+, but not the half plate.
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    Hi AlaC
    Mr CAD in Croydon advertises Efke in half plate.
    Fuji Neopan Acros in half plate size is available at http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/p...10dffac342dc5d. I have bought some and it is a good service.
    Which camera do you use for this?
    Hope this is of some help.
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    Thanks Alex.
    I have just bought a Kodak Specialist no.2, but it hasn't arrived yet.

    Alan



 

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