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    Question Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Hello there, I have a question I’ve also posted on the British LF forum:

    Here in Berlin, I have the opportunity to use a Hasselblad X1 scanner for a very reasonable price. Unfortunately, the film holders I can use are all of the prefabricated, default kind. The 4x5” ones are 94x119mm, which doesn’t allow for the whole image surface to be included in the scan.

    Does anyone on the Forum have practical experience (or know about someone) using custom-made film holders with sheet film? In particular my question is whether or not the contact surface of a holder of, say, 97x121 or 97x122mm is sufficient to firmly hold a 4x5” sheet in the holder while it bends inside the scanner?

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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    There is someone in China selling on eBay who makes nice quality Imacon/Hasselblad film holders. He is happy to make custom sizes if he does not offer what you are looking for. I have bought from him and been very happy with the holders he made for me.

    Look for seller: louw2008
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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Thank you very much, Richard, I appreciate your information! I will message louw2008 and ask him to custom-cut a 4x5 and probably also a 35mm holder.

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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    You’re very welcome, I’m glad I could help.
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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Wasserman View Post
    There is someone in China selling on eBay who makes nice quality Imacon/Hasselblad film holders. He is happy to make custom sizes if he does not offer what you are looking for. I have bought from him and been very happy with the holders he made for me.

    Look for seller: louw2008
    I bought several film holders from this source; excellent quality and quite reasonable prices.

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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Hi Sandro, thank you, that's good to know. I just ordered a 4x5 (97x122) and 135 (25.2x226) holder from them. Looking forward to delivery somewhere between the end of January and beginning of March.

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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Quote Originally Posted by NorbertNL View Post
    Hi Sandro, thank you, that's good to know. I just ordered a 4x5 (97x122) and 135 (25.2x226) holder from them. Looking forward to delivery somewhere between the end of January and beginning of March.
    I bought these two also. They are excellent.
    With the 35mm version you can scan the entire frame area (almost impossible with the original holder).
    The 4x5 is tricky to use because of large scan area, you need to position the film very carefully.

    Sandro

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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Hello Richard, Sandro,

    Thank you for pointing me to louw2008! I took delivery of the two holders I had ordered in the meantime. They look (and measure) very precise. Now I'm hoping for Corona-related regulation to soften a bit so the local scanners will be accessible again.

    Norbert

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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Quote Originally Posted by NorbertNL View Post
    Hello Richard, Sandro,

    Thank you for pointing me to louw2008! I took delivery of the two holders I had ordered in the meantime. They look (and measure) very precise. Now I'm hoping for Corona-related regulation to soften a bit so the local scanners will be accessible again.

    Norbert
    I’m so glad the holders worked out well. Stay safe and well!
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    Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    Also very pleased with the holders from louw2008. Got a 6x12 cm, 57x190mm (for four 645 strip) and 4x10 inches holder last year. At least as well made as the original holders.

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