Toyo-View 4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack)

Toyo-View 4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack)

Toyo-View 4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack)

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Toyo-View 4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack)

Toyo-View 4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack)

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Toyo-View 180-903 Overview

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The terrific cut film holders from Toyo-View are the embodiment of artisanship in the industry, yielding ultimate film flatness and silky smooth darkslide operation.  This is genuine craftsmanship in a tool-something that you don't typically see in today's cost-conscious climate.  You'll appreciate their exceptional pedigree the more that you use them.

Eliminate Insertion Trouble
- Wide angle drawing plate
- Finely finished periphery
- Smooth rounded corners
Inner frame wall angled and matte finished to avoid reflection
Non-fraying cloth at dark slide's mouth protects against light leaks
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Toyo-View 4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack)
  • 4 x Dark Slide for 4x5 Film Holder
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    Toyo-View 180-903 Specs

    Dimensions 7.6 x 4.7 x 0.5" (194 x 120 x 13mm) LxWxD
    Weight 0.37 lb (0.17 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.97 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.35 x 1.2"

    Toyo-View 180-903 Reviews

    4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made Even though these holders are all or mostly plastic, including the dark slide, they still seem really well made. They'll likely be more durable than some of the other brands. Of course, they're more expensive, too. I'd give them more stars if they provided such high quality at the same price as the competing brands. Other than that, they have all the features you'd want: a place to make a note on each side of the holder, raised patterns on the tab of the dark slide so that you can tell which side is which in the dark, etc, etc. They're no more or less easy to load with film than the two or three other brands I use...
    Date published: 2009-07-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Light leaked through the dark slides The overall holder is of good quality, but the dark slides allowes light to pass directly through it onto the film when outside during the day. This creates cloudy artifacts across the entirety of my pictures from negatives in holders exposed to daylight. Not even considering that a new dark slide would be deficient in this way, I wasted time and money trying to diagnose the problem. By the time I did, I was well past B&H's 30-day return policy. So they stated that they will not help me resolve this issue. I've attached a picture that shows the effect. When I saw the effect on the negative, I threw it out. But I retrieved it from the trash to scan it and share it in this review. Other than being resized, it is exactly as scanned.
    Date published: 2016-11-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Built These are very well built and sturdy. The seem to be better than the Fidelity that I have and some other brand I have owned before. The Fidelity uses a fibrous tape at the bottom which you fold away when loading film which is not very well built and since it is a tape it catches hair, dirt, etc.. Also, Fidelity has come apart before on me. The Toyo film holder does not have poorly designed parts and is extremely solid. My only complaint would be the dark slide seem a thinner plastic than most (I am not quiet sure what it is made of). It feels a little too thin and I am being very carful with it, because I am afraid it will bend or break. Not too big of a deal, because the rest is built so well I over look it.
    Date published: 2010-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use once you figure it out I'm new to large format and had absolutely no clue how to go about loading the sheet film into the Toyo-View sheet film holder... all I knew was that it had to be done in the dark :) Since there aren't any instructions included (I suppose Toyo thinks it's obvious, though not as obvious if you're new to this) I looked on the internet for advice and finally figured it out. It's actually very easy to use once you get the knack of it. I prefer to orient the sheet film holder so the dark slide pulls out towards me. While still in the light, I pull out both dark slides only a fraction (just less than a third), so they align to the point where the film sliding area starts flaring out, to get slightly wider (or where the rails start.) This way the film slots in easily when you open the flap at the bottom, by holding it in place with your thumb. Make sure the emulsion side of the film faces the lens, by feeling how the notches are located on the film. The notch information is usually on the box of sheet film, and if not the emulsion side is the one that sticks to your lips when they are slightly wet :) For good, detailed instructions on how to load film check out Paul Butzi's blog.
    Date published: 2010-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice These film holders are great, especially for the price.
    Date published: 2008-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Units ! I've had a variety of 4x5 film holders over the years, however, these Toyo holders work the best IMO. A few points to be made about the holders over others would include; slightly larger darkslide locking wires, as well as they are extended slightly up & longer for ease of use. Additionally, the holders and darkslides are well mated, free in overall sliding movement.
    Date published: 2011-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone in my photo class bought these No one has a problem with these that I know of, you have to be pretty precise when sliding the cover back in but if it wasn't a tight fit it would defeat it's purpose. Security hooks the hold the slides down don't move unless you want them to. Good product.
    Date published: 2012-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value! Very sturdy, solid, dependable film holder. Smooth dark slide. Better performance than I've gotten at holders nearly twice the price.
    Date published: 2011-07-11
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    How many sheets of film total will this 2 pack hold?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    4x5 film holders hold two sheets of film per holder, separated by a darkslide. This two pack will hold a total of four sheets of 4x5 film.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    What material is the frame and slide made out of?
    Asked by: Ron Y.
    Ron, the dark slides are made from a plastic material that is not 100% opaque and will cloud your film. You can read about this in the Large Format Photography Forum thread entitled Blotchy pattern on 4x5 negatives
    Answered by: Matt H.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Did Toyo replace the darkslide with newer opaque ones, I've read they will be replacing those plastic slides with aluminum?
    Asked by: Abdulmuhsen A.
    The Toyo holders I purchased in July 2017 have anodized aluminum dark slides, but the inside back of the holders is plastic, unlike my older Lisco holders that have metal (presumably aluminum) backs.
    Answered by: Paul W.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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