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    Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    I have one of these holders and I'd like to know whether anyone has experience with them and an opinion.

    The few references that I've come across say that they were primarily sold in Japan. I gather that they came loaded with eight sheets of film, but they are reusable with any 4x5 sheet film. The holder seems to be fairly sturdy. There appear to be only a couple of brief references to these holders on this forum.

    This 2013 video appears to be the only one about Fuji QuickChange Holders on YouTube. There are a couple of viewer comments on YouTube suggesting to the fellow who made the video that he do some things differently:

    Using a Fuji Quick Change QuickChange 4x5 film holder

    Last edited by r.e.; 8-Nov-2021 at 05:19.

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    Surprised that nobody appears to know about these holders. Lends credence to the idea that it was a Japan-only domestic product. Taking a shot at bumping the discussion.

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    There have been comments on this forum

    I won't sway you

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    There have been comments on this forum
    I've read every one of the very few references to these holders on this forum. They don't say anything useful, which is why I started this thread.

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    Japanese versions of Grafmatic.

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    Robert White sold them in the UK. There's a remnant of his website page for the product in the Wayback Machine - the pictures are gone but the text is still there:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20020409...belQuickchange

    IIRC Badger Graphic imported them gray-market to the US.

    Also a page on this Japanese website, which translates decently in Google Translate:

    http://exposedfilms.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-200.html

    Never tried it myself when it was available because I've never shot large format color transparency.

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Robert White sold them in the UK. There's a remnant of his website page for the product in the Wayback Machine - the pictures are gone but the text is still there:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20020409...belQuickchange

    IIRC Badger Graphic imported them gray-market to the US.

    Also a page on this Japanese website, which translates decently in Google Translate:

    http://exposedfilms.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-200.html

    Never tried it myself when it was available because I've never shot large format color transparency.
    Thanks very much Oren.

    The second link in Japanese says that these holders were made from 1996 to 2005. Robert White wanted GB£95 for the holder. It could only be purchased with an eight sheet packet of film. White wanted £34 for eight sheets of Provia 100 F.

    If Robert White and maybe Badger Graphic were selling this holder, I'm surprised that there appears to be almost no-one on this forum who is familiar with it. It would make sense that the holder that I have came from Badger Graphic.

    Good info in both links. White says that it's like an improved Grafmatic. The holder that I have is in new condition. I'll have to try it out.
    Last edited by r.e.; 4-Nov-2021 at 19:11.

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    For your entertainment: Fujifilm's back-cover ad in the Jan. 1997 Nippon Camera announcing the product.

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    For your entertainment: Fujifilm's back-cover ad in the Jan. 1997 Nippon Camera announcing the product.

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    More than just entertainment. Seeing an exploded view helps understand the holder

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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    I have several of them, originally bought a couple from Robert White and later some more second hand. Also Christoph Greiner sold them in Germany. I find the Quickchange holders quite reliable and useful, especially when traveling or backpacking and need to reduce weight save space.

    Back then (twenty years ago) I copied and saved instructions for Quickchange usage. It was on f32 web site which is now gone. I have it as a PDF-file.

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