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Looking for Fuji PA-145 holder

Shaun O'Boyle , Jul 11, 2012; 12:39 p.m.

Anyone know a source for a Fuji PA-145 instant film holder? It is the holder that accommodates the smaller 3.25"x4.25" film on a 4x5 camera. I believe the Polaroid 405 holder will work as well. Any thoughts? It's like they have disappeared from the face of the earth.

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Jim Momary , Jul 11, 2012; 06:16 p.m.

3 PA-145s recently sold on ebay, July 1 - 9th ... $100, $155 and $255.

They're kinda rare and people are gobbling them up to still be able to 'do the Fuji' ... :o)

Likewise, the 405 also, from what I've observed.

Jim

Shaun O'Boyle , Jul 12, 2012; 06:53 a.m.

$100 I can do -- $255 -- I didn't pay that for my entire LF camera/Lens!
Just getting into LF, and thought the instant film would be a good way to get feedback on what I'm doing (wrong) with the camera. Maybe not!
If Fuji sells the film, why the frig don't they still sell the holders?

Jim Momary , Jul 12, 2012; 07:56 a.m.

Dan Ferrel , Jul 12, 2012; 09:04 a.m.

Uh, Jim. You've linked to the PA-45 not the PA-145. Huge difference.

(link) Here's a Japanese seller, but keep in mind that shipping costs are higher when going out of country.

I bought my 405 holder for $40 off of Craigslist. If the deals are out there you've got to be diligent to find them. But maybe they're all gone at this point.

Jim Momary , Jul 12, 2012; 12:03 p.m.

My bad, needed coffee. Sorry folks.

Shaun O'Boyle , Jul 12, 2012; 01:12 p.m.

Jim - you had me going there for a minute...

Jim Momary , Jul 13, 2012; 06:46 p.m.

Shaun -
Happy hunting.

Well, the info from ebay is correct, it was for the PA145 ... pricey as they may be.

So they do pop up, albeit not frequently.

(When you do search for them, mind the " - " in the name. A search string looking for PA-145 reads that as, "look for PA and do not include instances that have a 145 in them ". The + and - modify the search sometimes without the intent clear.)

Jim M.

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