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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    I have a chamonix wood/carbon holder, I will weigh it. I'd love 10-sheet modern grafmatics made of carbon fiber. Those would be the ideal solution I think.

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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    Thanks Ed. I asked for the weight from someone who was selling some of them but they didn't get back to me. I'll add it and fit the Mido holders in there in the QL / RL category - thanks Mark for the details.
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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    The Mido II system comes out about 30% lighter for, say, six holders and one clamshell, versus the same number of common plastic Lisco or Fidelity holders. But they're about half the bulk. I can't weigh the previous Mido I system because I never got along with it, and sold my set a long time ago. It was analogous to a Readyload sleeve except vinyl, along with an insert holder. Now that was really light. There were also aluminum typical double sheet filmholders made by Hoffman, which were light but expensive - and no fun to handle in freezing weather! I only ever bought one, but can't give the weight because I modified it for vacuum draw.

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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    So what is the weight of a Chamonix wood/carbon fiber 4x5 film holder with film loaded?

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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    5.5oz (157 grams) for the Chamonix holder. Note this is one from a Saber - it has a few brass inserts in it - I am not sure how much those weigh (not much) and/or if their regular holders have those too. It's the most beautiful holder I have ever seen... I feel slightly ashamed at never having used it yet.

    But they are right, it is lighter than the other DDS holders listed in the Original post.

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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    Thanks Ed. I will get around to updating the comparison tonight.
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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    Studio Pros are 187g empty.

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    Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    Updated with a lot of additional data.

    I might do this with 5x7 holders at some point. I just got some Fidelity holders, and have some older wooden / phenolic holders here.

    The Chamonix holders are indeed the lightest "standard" DDS holder. A Grafmatic is still slightly lighter per sheet, and the Kinematic blows everything away except the QL/RL systems if you bring a lot of film.
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