i always have too many film holders stuck in a container when i shoot
( car case, igloo, duffle or fiber box ) i just grab the film holder by the outer edge
when i pull one out of the pack. i haven't found the need to buy pouches or put everything in ziplock,
but it sounds like a worthwhile purchase if you have trouble grabbing the outside edges ...
( the other solution is to buy a bunch of grafmatic backs they have a dark slide lock that works
and each back takes up a tiny amount of space compared to film holders )
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This problem was solved years ago. Get some Riteway Locking film holders. The darkslide does not come out unless the filmholder is inserted in the camera (or you press the little white button). I have a few and really like them.
For some reason, many people actually rip out the little "L" latches on the standard film holders and they especially hate these Riteway Locking holders, so you should be able to get them for cheap. Personally, I'd pay a premium to get more of them.
Yes, this question is slightly "off topic."
Does anyone recognize the black nylon cases with Velcro closures that are shown in the photograph holding the RiteWay film holders?
Who made them? Where can they be found? How much are they?
I am not sure that this is a genuine Graphlex accessory; the Velcro closure was not yet all that popular by the time that they discontinued manufacturing the Speed Graphic and similar cameras. It is possible that these cases are much more recent and I am hoping that they might still be available.
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