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    I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    Had a big time paying gig. Bought two brand new Kodak Readyload holders and 4 boxes of Kodak film. Between me and the two assistants (both very experienced with Readyloads), a 40% failure rate. Which is about average for my experience with the Readyload system. What a waste of money.

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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    I can't speak for the Kodak Readyload system as I use Fuji's Quickload Holder and Quickloads... and have NEVER had a single failure that wasn't my fault.

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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    I have NEVER had a readyload failure.

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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    The only Readyload failure I've had was largely my fault - I left a metal clip in the base of the holder. A 40% failure rate is astounding, it seems to me that either somebody is doing something wrong or you got a bad batch. I'd definitely call Kodak, in the good old days (about five years ago) they'd give free replacement boxes, I don't know if they still do.
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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    I'd like to find the guy who invented the Quickload system so I could ask when the 5X7 version will be released! My only 4x5 QL failures have been purely due to operator error.

    Sorry to hear of this. I've lost confidence in Kodak through the years.
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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    In several years (9+) I have never had a readyload failure, sounds like something else might be going on...

    Dave

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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    About 40% failure rate is also my experience with one box of Readyloads. I thought about using a Polaroid holder being a factor, but a couple of clips simply fell off of the envelope...then some (many?) people say no problem. I'm inclined to think the cases of high failure rates are due to poor quality control (bad batch). I like some Kodak films and use them occasionally, but never Readyloads.

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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    Like other posters I've een using both QL's and RL's for some 7 years and have had very few failures. I've burned some thousands of sheets in taht time and had the occasional operator failures and had two boxes of bad film from Fuji which they replaced ...

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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    I've used a large number of Quickloads with both the Fuji holder and the Polaroid holder and had very good luck with both. The only failures I've had were pilot error.
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    Re: I'd Like to Find The Guy That Invented Readyloads....

    The only readyload failure I ever had was due to my own stupidity. Once I learned to point the picture of the camera on the envelope towards the camera lens as I inserted it, no more problems.
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