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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: loading 120 film
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 17:48:30 -0500
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You start talking about SHORT, and FAT... and I'm gonna leave!  :o)

Dan (Rosebud!, Fetch my wrap!) Post

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From: "Simon Stevens" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 1:53 PM
Subject: [Leica] OT: loading 120 film

> Pete wrote:
> >Alternatively, without getting into a steel/plastic religous war, is
> loading SS
> >reels with 120 any easier? I'm starting to think it can't be any worse.
> I personally find that ss reels load 120 with much less fuss than
> plastic. 120 is relatively fat but short so it's easier to gently wind
> it out from the middle than shoving it in from the end. Wide and thin
> base film like 120 really can't be pushed anywhere without crinkling.
> Conversely, I always had a horrible time with metal reels with long but
> narrow 36 exposure 35mm. I eventually gave up and went back to the
> Paterson Super System 4 plastic reels for my 35mm film. They work very
> well as long as they are dry when you load.
> Simon Stevens
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