This film holder is like a new Nikon FH-3. We have used it for a couple of special scans for one single day.
The strip film holder FH-3 is an important, indispensable accessory for Nikon film scanners. You can place up to 6 positives or negatives in the holder. These can be single frames or film strips. In order to insert positives or negatives in the strip film holder you have to open it, insert the film material and then close it with a spring lock. Due to this firm lock it is also possible to scan strongly curled or curved film strips.
The strip film holder FH-3 is especially important if you have strongly curled or curved film strips which jam with the standard feeder. It is also an important tool for single, not mounted positives or negatives.
The strip film holder FH-3 is inserted into the slide mount adaptor MA-21.
Compatible scanner models
- Nikon Coolscan IV ED (LS-40 ED)
- Nikon Coolscan V ED (LS-50 ED)
- Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED (LS-4000 ED)
- Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED (LS-5000 ED)
Scope of delivery
- Original Nikon film holder FH-3
During the period of use more and more dust and dirt sets on the contact surface and the corners of a film holder. Consequently dust gets on the film material and into the scanner. Hence the film holder should be cleaned again and again. The easiest way is simply brushing the film holder with an anti static brush, which not only removes the dust but also removes electric charges. Discharging is important because electric charge adducts dust as is generally known. Kinetronics anti static brushes are available in different sizes.
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.