View Full Version : Film holder dark slides.

Gene McCluney
13-Apr-2009, 18:50
I haven't purchased any new film holders in years and years, but recently came into some 4x5 and 8x10 holders probably made in the last 10-15 years, and the dark slides are considerably thinner and more flimsy than they used to be. I am talking about the made in the USA ones labeled Lisco and Fidelity. The "more recent" darkslides are now dull finish and while fine for 4x5 sure seem very flimsy for 8x10. Going back a few years, the glossy finish ones are much stiffer.

Has anyone else noticed this?

N Dhananjay
13-Apr-2009, 20:11
Even though I dislike the weight, I often use metal darkslides these days, especially when travelling. The metal ones even stand up to the gorillas the airlines release on the baggage. Cheers, DJ

Mark Woods
14-Apr-2009, 08:50
I've used the thinner dark slides and have had no problem. I'm careful when I reinsert them since I worry about bending them. No light leaks so far.