Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Fuji-film will discontinue manufacturing Quickloads in April 2010 according to these links.
http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPa ... age=872222
http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPa ... age=872223

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Of course... One more... Why not... First Readyloads, now Quickloads.

Now I have to backpack with 20 film holders.

Very angry...
--Gary

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foolscape wrote:Of course... One more... Why not... First Readyloads, now Quickloads.

Now I have to backpack with 20 film holders.

Very angry...
--Gary
That's why Barnack invented the Leica.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/oskar-barnack.htm

Here ya go:

http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/ ... m7_hermes/

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Ornello wrote:
foolscape wrote:Of course... One more... Why not... First Readyloads, now Quickloads.

Now I have to backpack with 20 film holders.

Very angry...
--Gary
That's why Barnack invented the Leica.

Here ya go:

http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/ ... m7_hermes/
Hey, stop posting those links, the Leica MP (A la carte) is far too tempting and highly likely to drain my savings account. :x

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Keith Tapscott. wrote:
Ornello wrote:
foolscape wrote:Of course... One more... Why not... First Readyloads, now Quickloads.

Now I have to backpack with 20 film holders.

Very angry...
--Gary
That's why Barnack invented the Leica.

Here ya go:

http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/ ... m7_hermes/
Hey, stop posting those links, the Leica MP (A la carte) is far too tempting and highly likely to drain my savings account. :x
Yep!

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Unfortunately, 35mm negs don't enlarge to 20x24 very well.

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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foolscape wrote:Unfortunately, 35mm negs don't enlarge to 20x24 very well.

--Gary
LOL.

Leica negs do.

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Ornello wrote:LOL.

Leica negs do.
Folks have been trying to sell me on Leica cameras for years. Someday, I'll have to see what all the fuss is about.

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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foolscape wrote:
Ornello wrote:LOL.

Leica negs do.
Folks have been trying to sell me on Leica cameras for years. Someday, I'll have to see what all the fuss is about.

--Gary
I wouldn`t sell your LF Cameras, but you might find the photographs of the late James Ravilious of interest.
http://www.jamesravilious.com/
He used to use a Leica M3 camera and preferred the old non-coated Leitz Elmar (3.5cm & 5.0cm) lenses to the newer multi-coated lenses for aesthetic reasons. His film stock was Kodak Tri-X rated around E.I.250 and slightly under developed in D-76, 1:1. He felt that the non-coated lenses gave a much better tone-gradation than the newer lenses, which he felt were too contrasty for "contre-jour" lighting. I have seen some of his prints in an exhibition and they are very good. They are enlarged around 10"x15" inches and although some grain is noticeable when looking close, it doesn`t affect the crisp definition of the subject matter.

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Putting this thread back on topic, there may be a glimmer of hope for owners of Readyload and Quickload film holders.

http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/7013 ... post918797 (See the 1st post).

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Keith Tapscott. wrote:I wouldn`t sell your LF Cameras, but you might find the photographs of the late James Ravilious of interest.
They are interesting, considering that I've been moving away from uncoated optics. Occasionally, I do have need of a 35mm camera for more "candid" images, where mirror slap would be a problem. A leica would fit that bill. That said, I can't afford one.

Also, I read about the refillable Quickloads on LF.info, and it seems like a good thing. Apparently, they need some startup money.

--Gary

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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foolscape wrote:
Keith Tapscott. wrote:I wouldn`t sell your LF Cameras, but you might find the photographs of the late James Ravilious of interest.
They are interesting, considering that I've been moving away from uncoated optics. Occasionally, I do have need of a 35mm camera for more "candid" images, where mirror slap would be a problem. A leica would fit that bill. That said, I can't afford one.

Also, I read about the refillable Quickloads on LF.info, and it seems like a good thing. Apparently, they need some startup money.

--Gary
Oh come on...you can find used Ms quite reasonable...starting around $500:

http://www.keh.com/Class-Products/1/LM/2/79301/WG.aspx

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Ornello wrote: Oh come on...you can find used Ms quite reasonable...starting around $500:

http://www.keh.com/Class-Products/1/LM/2/79301/WG.aspx
+ CLA + lens or two = $1500

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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miha wrote:
Ornello wrote: Oh come on...you can find used Ms quite reasonable...starting around $500:

http://www.keh.com/Class-Products/1/LM/2/79301/WG.aspx
+ CLA + lens or two = $1500
Yeah, and your point is? Look at the prices of digital cameras today...

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Re: Fujifilm discontinue Quickloads.

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Ornello wrote:
miha wrote:
Ornello wrote: Oh come on...you can find used Ms quite reasonable...starting around $500:

http://www.keh.com/Class-Products/1/LM/2/79301/WG.aspx
+ CLA + lens or two = $1500
Yeah, and your point is? Look at the prices of digital cameras today...
$1500, not $500.

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