Expandable reel

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    I have a Paterson Super System 4 Auto Load Reel. It's supposed to be "Adjustable for film sizes: 35mm, 126, 127, 120/220" If came out of the box fully collapsed for 35mm (and works wonderfully at that setting).

    Here's the thing: I can't get it to expand to the larger settings. There doesn't seem to be any kind of catch or release. There were no instructions in or on the box. The only thing I can think of is to simply pull it apart to the wider settings, but when I try that nothing happens. I've pulled so hard I'm afraid of breaking it. Is there something I'm missing, some technique involved in expanding it?
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    You have to twist it first and then pull it to adjust it. From this page (just in case my short explanation was not clear enough):

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    It works! Fantastic! Thank you! Thank you! :lmao:
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    When they're new, they are pretty tight. It almost feels like you're going to break something the first time you try to open it...

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