View Full Version : Broken filmholder, any solutions?

26-Jan-2012, 06:15
Hmm, any tips on how to get it out, and maby repair it?

/ Fredrik

26-Jan-2012, 06:16
And it is empty.

26-Jan-2012, 07:08
If you can extend the crack all the way across, you may be able to pull it out the other end.

Jim Jones
26-Jan-2012, 07:26
Maybe you can slide a very thin metal sheet into the slot behind the slide to guide it out of the holder.

Brian C. Miller
26-Jan-2012, 08:47
Duct tape, aka gaffer's tape, very sticky cloth tape. Not to patch the darkslide, but to stick it on the cracked portion, and pull up enough to slide the darkslide out. Just get the cracked portion aligned with the slot, and then pull it out, and pull off the tape as you pull the slide out.

You can't repair these plastic slides, only replace them. The replacement slides are fairly cheap.

26-Jan-2012, 12:05
I have had a similar problem and sorted it out as Brian describes.
But I do need a replacement plastic slide. Brian, where can I get them?

Steven Tribe
26-Jan-2012, 12:53
Any otherwise scrap Lisco 8x10" or 18x24cm double film holder.
Unfortunately, this is the part that gets damaged easiest!

Brian C. Miller
26-Jan-2012, 13:46
Badger Graphic: Fidelity Dark Slide 8X10 Replacement (https://www.badgergraphic.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2910)
BH Photo-Video: Fidelity Dark Slide (Plastic) for 8x10 Sheet Film Holder (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/17535-REG/Fidelity_FILS8105_Dark_Slide_Plastic.html)

Daniel Stone
26-Jan-2012, 19:49
here's (2) METAL slides for $16+shipping