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Thread: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    Quote Originally Posted by limnidytis View Post
    Search for right angle hooks - something like this
    http://mdmetric.com/fastindx/TI-31.pdf
    You might be able to find a similar size.
    That #8817 looks like the right product.

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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    All of my holders had those "L" things but I never bothered using them for the reason you mentioned - too many of them were loose and rotated away from the top of the dark slide. I also didn't use rubber bands or anything else, I was just careful in removing the holder from the zip lock bag and returning it. I never had a dark slide move on me even with nothing special holding it in, just a little care is all you need.
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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    Quote Originally Posted by limnidytis View Post
    Search for right angle hooks - something like this
    http://mdmetric.com/fastindx/TI-31.pdf
    You might be able to find a similar size.
    Did anyone else notice that all the pictures except the bottom one show left-handed threads? I wonder if that's correct...

    On a related point, I thought somebody here was recently looking for locks for Toyo holders, but am unable to find the posting using eith the site's search or Google search. Am I hallucinating?

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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    If the hole is too big, a toothpick end covered with Elmer's or other wood glue crammed in, broken off and dressed down will tighten up the threading when you screw in the new ell. Don't use wodden match--the wood is too sft.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    I was loading some holders last night. It looks like I went a gauge larger instead of the match stick trick.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    I don't know why I've never removed them all. I find them a pain in the neck, useless. Always there when you are trying to pull a dark slide out. If you have a problem with them vibrating up while driving a car, simply turn them on their side, or put something on top of them. FWIW, I haven't had this happen, with 4x5 or 8x10, in the last 40 years with large format. I understand that it does happen, but my guess is that it is avery rare occurrence.

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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    Yeah, i know it doesn't answer the OP's question, but I removed all my L-screws and use rubber bands instead...

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    Re: Some film holders are missing the "L" locks, can I insert some?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian David View Post
    Yeah, i know it doesn't answer the OP's question, but I removed all my L-screws and use rubber bands instead...
    I now use colorful wide hair bands made for young girls. Blue for unexposed / red for exposed. Each one easily wraps around 3 sheet film holders. A quick glance in my case tells me the status of my film supply.

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