“Valoi” is a Finnish word meaning light and creation — a nod to the creativity of analog photography. The Scandinavian roots of VALOI are visible in the minimalist and functional design. VALOI 360 is a film holder system that is an affordable way to digitize your rolls of 35mm and 120 medium format film using a digital camera, without compromising on features. This system will help you scan film quicker and, with the right setup, with higher quality than traditional flatbed scanners.
The VALOI masks are made specifically to fit into both the Advancer with a film holder on top or under the Holders if you use them without the Advancer.
While the Holders can accommodate smaller formats, some setups might struggle with stray light causing flare in the lens or reflections down onto the film, especially with the 120 Holder. In these cases, the masks mask off excess light if you are scanning a smaller format than the Holder's maximum size. They are not necessary for everyone but can be extra security if you want a clean a scan as possible.
There are 4 different masks, and these must be combined with their respective holders:
For medium format (VALOI 120 Holder):
For 35mm (VALOI 35mm Holder):
- Specifically designed to fit into both the Advancer with the Holder or under the Holders if you use them without the Advancer
- An optional accessory for scanning smaller formats but especially recommended for 120 Holder
- Blocks stray light when scanning smaller formats
- Advancer and Holder sold separately
Compatible with: Film holders