Essential Film Holder

for Camera Scanning




Latest update – November 2023



A friendly note as you buy



We’re not quite as fast as Amazon...yet!


As at end last month, we’ve shipped 36,500+ units to some 92+ countries around the world.


We’re still receiving orders at a rate we could never ever have anticipated.


As one reviewer recently said, “The Essential Film Holder is THE ‘go-to’ film holder for camera scanning”.


Regular 5-star reviews in publications, both on- and off-line, such as UK’s Amateur Photographer Magazine, and many reviews on YouTube mean that the number of orders received continues to be high!



Our target is to dispatch all orders within 15-20 WORKING DAYS of receipt.


Currently, we are achieving around 16-17 Working Days from your order to dispatch.


Please be patient – I guarantee you that we are working as efficiently as we are able and that your EFH unit, additional masks and accessories will be dispatched just as soon as possible – Thank you.









All EFH units are the latest “v3.2” design spec


Essential Film Holder for Camera Scanning








Mask for 35mm Film











Mask for 120 formats

(6x9 included)










High Quality Diffuser









Laser-cut ‘Guide Layers’  for spacing and accuracy








Fully Assembled

100% Film Tested










Self Assembly

With Full Instructions



























Includes FREE
Worldwide Shipping




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Why does it still take Sooo long?

We know you are keen to get your hands on your Essential Film Holder. We understand that.


Some buyers still have a rather unrealistic “AmazonPrime” expectation of next day delivery.

I’m really sorry, but that’s just not going to happen!


Each film holder is packed in-house - and I mean literally in our house, so please bear with us. We want everything to be as perfect for you as it is for every single buyer. Pre-built units are always ’film tested; before packing.


You can monitor our live Dispatch Status here  (

This page will also give you latest shipping information and details of any courier-related ‘challenges’, too.


After, say, 17-18 working days after ordering, please feel free email me for an estimated dispatch date.

However, if you chase me 24 hours after purchasing, there’s very little I can do to speed the process – sorry!


Can I expedite the shipping for my delivery?

Yes, you can.


Contact me and I will give you a price for expedited delivery using a premium courier service.


As a guide, expedited processing and shipping typically costs around an additional £25 - £35 for a 5 day service.

Obviously, we cannot know about, or allow for courier issues, but we have hit the 3 day goal on many occasions.



Can I cancel my order after purchasing?

Having read the above, we hope you don’t feel the need to cancel, and that the short wait will be worth it.


However, as with any “distance purchase”, you have the right to cancel and get a full refund.


Please note that if we’ve shipped your EFH, then you will need to send back your unopened parcel before we issue a refund. You’ll receive a full set of Terms once we process your order.






Additional masks for 35mm slides, XPAN wide format, 35mm Sprockets and 120 Borders can be added after you complete your main EFH purchase. Check your email for all the details.




All information on this page and relating to the EFH is  © Andrew Clifforth, 2023