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Rated 4 out of 5 by Keo from Just works! If you’re like me and go to the trouble of shooting and processing film by hand for a reason, then there’s no reason not to have the right tool for the job. This way, you push the dymo tape on the film to help them stick more firmly. When I worked with 35mm film, I kept a bottle opener and a small pair of scissors on a string and cheap carabiner I could clip to my belt loops. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Dymo is the brand; I’m pretty sure there are equivalent. What is good procedure for getting fully rewound film out of cartridge and on to reel in darkroom? Before you do anything to your camera, always keep in mind that it should be turned off first.

There are really only two reasons why you may want this. When you unload the exposed film, make a fold in the leader to indicate that it is exposed. It really isn’t that complicated. Then, drag a little the dymo out, still holding the axis. Allow your camera a chance to naturally get used to the hotter environment. Sometimes the film is relaxed and easy to handle; sometimes it has a strong memory and remains tightly coiled. Bring firmly the canister and the axis on which the film is rolled, so that the film won’t turn into its cartridge. If it’s a bulk loaded of my own I can just push it off with my fingers.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. The second reason is that I cut off the leader of the folm exposed roll so that it’s ready for the reel, and also to prevent me from re-exposing the roll.


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With the leader out, you can trim the film properly to load ilforrd reel and start loading the film before turing off the lights. Just let the camera sit in the humid temperature for a while, until condensation disappears. Insert the Dymo tape in the film canister, with the sticking side facing the inner openeg of the roll.

It’s designed to by punched by a special tool leaving letters on it. The attack approach looks dangerous and unnecessarily difficult!

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It works superbly once you get the hang of cssette. One second after you see zero “0” on the counter, open the back cover. Makes for much easier and consistent loading of the reels.

When I worked with 35mm film, I kept a bottle opener and a small pair of scissors on a string and cheap carabiner I could clip to my belt loops. The origin may also opeenr related to the irony of associating churches with drinking. In Stock Update Location close. Special design fits the contours of each roll of film to ensure easy opening.

The behavior of film varies with humidity and how long it has been tightly wound on a spool. Condensation normally happens when you move your camera between different temperatures.

I don’t know why I went this many years without it, using makeshift can openers or paint can openers that never did the job without fumbling or risking cutting your hands.

Have your finger ready on the back cover release mechanism of the camera body.

I’ve looked through forums but have not found anything specific to my two questions. Oh for the good old days with manual rewind Do you use any bottle opener? It’s simple, work just as advertised, and in my opinion, much easier to handle in the changing bag.


Just wondering, if I’m holding just spool and film: I’ve never used a motor drive camera in past and always rewound my black and white home processed manually so as to leave the leader protruding, for easy install on reel for developing. Love it, Like it, Cassetet it, Pin it, Share it The build quality is top notch, much better than I’d expected.

The good stuff doesn’t come in screw cap bottles.

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I like the thought of having the film sticking out a bit from undamaged cartridge, with leader already trimmed off, BEFORE I have to turn the lights out. The end pops off of a 35mm container with ease.

Skoal, salud, and cheers, Joe. Yeah, you may not NEED it but you’ll be glad that you have it.

How to get film out of 35mm cartridge?

Ilfor a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value. Take the film magazine and gently lift off the end without the protruding core.

This is a good olford in hand finger strength; but one must be carefull not to cut ones hands. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Corrosion proof – will not rust!