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dodphotography
19-Aug-2020, 20:50
Iíd love to hear about / see your carrying solutions in the field.

Iím paranoid about pressure on my darkslides and causing leaks. If Iím working near the car it isnít an issue but if out in the field I have a whole slew of solutions that kind of work but are suspect at best.


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Vaughn
19-Aug-2020, 22:07
I have a laptop case that holds two 11x14 holders, with closed-cell padding (cut-up old backpacking pad) on both sides. Pockets for notebook, cable release, meter. Carrying handle and padded strap for over the shoulder.

dodphotography
20-Aug-2020, 03:40
I have a laptop case that holds two 11x14 holders, with closed-cell padding (cut-up old backpacking pad) on both sides. Pockets for notebook, cable release, meter. Carrying handle and padded strap for over the shoulder.

Am I overly cautious about any pressure against the slides? Obviously pin-point pressure should be avoided but what about general pressure across the holders slides ?


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Tin Can
20-Aug-2020, 04:21
I bought a made in China soft sided bag with padded dividers, designed for 5-11X14" holders

Works great with the sturdy handle and not too heavy. I like it!

In studio the same holders go in container store hardboard boxes that hold 3 flat in my rolling shooting table

Unfortunately both options are no longer made

My 3-14X17" holders are stored in their original shipping boxes

I have a very old 11x14 glass plate holder that is very warped from poor storage long ago...sad

Almost forgot, my 3-7X17" holders are in custom made padded sleeves made by Daniel Stone, a member here

Contact Dan

Lastly a few years ago I bought a pile of 8X20" anti-static bags selling excess to members, they are very good at sealing out dust and not attracting it

dodphotography
20-Aug-2020, 05:53
I bought a made in China soft sided bag with padded dividers, designed for 5-11X14" holders

Works great with the sturdy handle and not too heavy. I like it!

In studio the same holders go in container store hardboard boxes that hold 3 flat in my rolling shooting table

Unfortunately both options are no longer made

My 3-14X17" holders are stored in their original shipping boxes

I have a very old 11x14 glass plate holder that is very warped from poor storage long ago...sad

Almost forgot, my 3-7X17" holders are in custom made padded sleeves made by Daniel Stone, a member here

Contact Dan

Lastly a few years ago I bought a pile of 8X20" anti-static bags selling excess to members, they are very good at sealing out dust and not attracting it

I have sleeves from Dan for my 810ís, theyíre nice but I wouldnít call them padded, at least mine arenít.


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Roger Thoms
20-Aug-2020, 05:57
+1 on Daniel’s film holder sleeves. I also have them for my 7x17 holders. https://www.stonephotogear.com/. I sent him the dimensions for mine and they fit great. Daniel has an interesting business model, he makes all his products on demand, so custom sized film holder sleeves are no problem. He also has standard sizes for the more common formats. Quality is very high and lead time is good.

The yellow Item in the photo is a foam core mockup of my film holder that Daniel made to ensure that they fit the sleeve properly.

I wanted to add that my sleeves are definitely padded.

Roger

Tin Can
20-Aug-2020, 06:51
Early production was quilted

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50248014176_d29628a6d6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jyfd11)Flap (https://flic.kr/p/2jyfd11) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Vaughn
20-Aug-2020, 12:44
Am I overly cautious about any pressure against the slides? Obviously pin-point pressure should be avoided but what about general pressure across the holders slides ?


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The closed-cell foam is dense and while one can not slam it down on a spike and expect to be protected, if you treat the laptop bag as if there is a laptop in it, then no problem. One could slide in a couple of sheets of thin puncture-proof material with the foam to prevent all pressure.

Several of my 11x14 Fidelity holders have what were sold as 'Unbreakable' darkslides -- metal, in other words. Some of my 8x10s do also. As I am packing up holders for an excursion, if the transport situation is at all iffy -- the metal darkslides will face the danger. I also have the sleeves TC has below.

I tried to find a link, but someone had asked about a padded bag designed to fit into a hard case -- zipped up and had a handle.

dodphotography
20-Aug-2020, 12:46
The closed-cell foam is dense and while one can not slam it down on a spike and expect to be protected, if you treat the laptop bag as if there is a laptop in it, then no problem. One could slide in a couple of sheets of thin puncture-proof material with the foam to prevent all pressure.

Several of my 11x14 Fidelity holders have what were sold as 'Unbreakable' darkslides -- metal, in other words. Some of my 8x10s do also. As I am packing up holders for an excursion, if the transport situation is at all iffy -- the metal darkslides will face the danger. I also have the sleeves TC has below.

I tried to find a link, but someone had asked about a padded bag designed to fit into a hard case -- zipped up and had a handle.

I have new Ritter 1114ís and have yet to test their battle proofness.


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fuegocito
20-Aug-2020, 13:02
I uses a cooler/thermos pack, it fits 4(11x14) holders and the thermos outer layer provides enough everyday protection. I have no idea where this cooler bag came from, but it has Caesars Atlantic logo on it.

Vaughn
20-Aug-2020, 13:21
I uses a cooler/thermos pack, it fits 4(11x14) holders and the thermos outer layer provides enough everyday protection. I have no idea where this cooler bag came from, but it has Caesars Atlantic logo on it.

I have something similar that fit five 8x10 perfectly. I have three of them I put into an ice chest in the van during photo trips to help mellow out the temperature changes.

fuegocito
20-Aug-2020, 13:34
I have something similar that fit five 8x10 perfectly. I have three of them I put into an ice chest in the van during photo trips to help mellow out the temperature changes.

Yeah, I use them coolers for all my film/film holders sitting in the car, and only transfer them to the backpack when I go shoot.

Michael Wellman
20-Aug-2020, 16:34
For my 8x20 I put my holders in a Stone Photo Gear bag which I put in a Granite Gear Canoe pack with my camera and lens.
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