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New55 refurbished 545 film holder

$69.00 / Sold Out

About the holder:
The Famous 545 Holder -- refurbished and tested for New55 FILM

This is the standard solid metal version of the 4x5 film holder for which the New55 FILM system was designed. Works with New55 PN instant positive-negative and 1SHOT with Atomic-X ready loaded sheet film.

totally disassembled & thoroughly cleaned;
key parts re-sprayed;
Clip, Gate and Roller Assembly fully Sleeve-tested & Clip-tuned;
Your success with the New55 FILM packet system depends upon the working condition of your 545 holder.


Insert film packet into 545 holder in 'L' position (ensuring lens side out);
Pull out Sleeve until the stop; Make your exposure;
Replace the Sleeve back to its starting position;
Move holder's Release Lever to 'P' position;
Pull the film packet through the holder smoothly and steadily;
Place the film packet down on the counter and wait the given Processing Time;
Remove the small silver Release Tab and pull the Tongue Assembly out of the Sleeve;
Peel the Print off, keeping the Negative facing down (away from the light);
Immediately place Tongue Assembly with the Negative attached face-down into a 50% solution of Ilford Rapid Fixer (50% fixer, 50% water) for 5-10 seconds;
USE Ilford Rapid Fixer to fix the Negative - DO NOT USE AN ALTERNATIVE - New55 PN was designed for use with Ilford Rapid Fixer;
Pull the Tongue Assembly out of the fixer, peel the Negative off of the Tongue Assembly and then peel the adhesive residue off the back side of the Negative (Take care not to scratch the soft emulsion.);
Fix the negative -- with emulsion side up -- for another minute or two and agitate a bit while the reagent goo floats free;
Remove excess goo with a gloved finger, then place the Negative in a fresh water bath;
Rinse for at least 5 minutes (A running tap can harm the soft emulsion.);
The positive print may be coated when dry (we recommend Krylon Special Purpose Spray Lacquer).