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    Dark slides

    Hello,

    I have a large collection of HP5+ film, given by a dealer some time ago. It is an odd size, 18x24cms; I am keen to find a couple of dark slide/film holders as I want to use the film before its too late. Any help with this would be appreciated. The film, though technically out of date, shows only slight fogging.

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Dark slides

    This is a standard European and Japanese film size, and ordinary Fidelity holders should
    be available for it if you look overseas. Or perhaps try Badger graphic.

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    Re: Dark slides

    Many thanks for your suggestion. I have not come across this size in the UK before. I usually work with 5x7 or the near variants and also 5x4.

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    Re: Dark slides

    Check ebay.de for example - there are a few items there now.

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    Re: Dark slides

    Thanks for that. Would you know the German for dark slide/film holder? There are some 165 pages of camera stuff for sale and I have just looked at 25 of them, but no film holders yet.

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    Re: Dark slides

    Uh do you have a camera that will accept the darkslides?

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    Re: Dark slides

    Try under.........Flachfilmkassetten ................ or close to that, I am rusty on my German....
    9x12 and 18x24 are mostly used in Germany, Austria.
    In Holland 4x5 and 8x10 inch are common.

    Dutch:..........vlakfilmcassettes........

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    Re: Dark slides

    Even easier: type 18x24 and find !

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    Re: Dark slides

    You will need a camera that can take an 18x24cm holder, otherwise you won't be able to shoot the film. You "could" just put some double-sided sticky-tape in an 8x10 inch film holder to hold the slightly smaller film and shoot the film with a readily available 8x10 camera. Or, you could cut it (in total darkness) down to 5x7 for use in 5x7 inch darkslides to use with a 5x7 camera. Many, many people cut larger film down to smaller sizes successfully.

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    Re: Dark slides

    Thanks for suggestions everyone. Actually I am making pinhole cameras for this film, since I dont have an 18x24 back. The dark slides would obviously mean I could go out with more film and take more shots. I havnt found anything on ebay yet, using the German or Dutch words, but using 18x24 has shown a few old plate cameras.

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