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tgtaylor
19-Aug-2016, 09:52
For those of you that shoot 5x7 format, how do you carry your film holders? Recently I purchased a 5x7 reducing back for my Toyo's and have been using Calumet 4x5 film holder cases. However a 5x7 holder is a little too long for the case and top flaps do not close like they should. Looking for something that I can carry 5 or 6 holders.

Thomas

diversey
19-Aug-2016, 13:45
This case is good, but hard to find now. You may be able to find a good lunch box for 5x7 holders.

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?129397-FS-5x7-Film-Holder-Carry-Case-5-slots-made-from-Cordura&highlight=5x7+film+case

Eric Woodbury
19-Aug-2016, 13:50
I use ammo boxes available from army/navy surplus and the like. They are unbreakable, waterproof, airtight, and heavy. One box holds 9 each 5x7 holders or 13 each 4x5 holders. Recently, I am trying Igloo 12pack coolers. Much lighter. I only use either of these for transport in the car or storage at home. Once away from the car, I just put a few in the camera bag with the lenses.

Kirk Gittings
19-Aug-2016, 14:42
http://www.filmholders.com/softcase.html

Keith Pitman
19-Aug-2016, 18:31
I keep 5x7 holders in ziplock bags (2 per bag) --gallon size-- and then in a photobackpacker case, which is no longer available. If they are in a pack, the ziplocks are enough.

tgtaylor
19-Aug-2016, 20:54
This case is good, but hard to find now. You may be able to find a good lunch box for 5x7 holders.

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?129397-FS-5x7-Film-Holder-Carry-Case-5-slots-made-from-Cordura&highlight=5x7+film+case

I hear ya but it was too late when I saw that. I bought the 8x10 version when they first came out but never thought that I would one day be shooting 5x7. If anyone has the 5x7 version for sale please PM me.

Thomas

Two23
20-Aug-2016, 22:13
I'm using the padded kids' lunch box. Also use these as cases for my 4x5 field cameras. To look more professional, I use the Sponge Bob one for the film holders, and a Thomas the Tank Engine one for the cameras. Thomas is a very useful little engine.


Kent in SD

John Kasaian
21-Aug-2016, 06:45
Quick and cheap---
Hard---Plano plastic ammo box from Walmart or Amazon. The size you want is about $5 IIRC.
Soft----Thermal insulated lunch bag. Igloo makes them, Coleman too IIRC, on sale now for the "back to school" trade, try Target, Big Five, or Walmart.