How do I roll a 36 ex.

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  1. jakes#onedodgeangel07

    jakes#onedodgeangel07 TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone know how to roll a 36 ex. roll of film (35mm) on a plastic reel? The type of film is Kodak 3200 Black and White negative film
     
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    Yes. Is it a Paterson reel? If you have never done it before then it can be tricky in the dark, so get a cheap film and practice in the light, then with your eyes closed, until you get the hang of it.

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    I round my corners so they are nice and smooth (as possible). When I hold the reel I keep a couple fingers on the outter walls of the reel. If the film does jam up a bit you can feel around to where it is stuck. Just push in a little bit and it will start going again. But rounding the corners really helps alot. Oh and try not to cut through a hole. I readjust my cut if I just happen to cut through one. I have always done 36 on the plastic reels and have never had one that gave me fits. When they do stop just feel around and push in. If you keep a couple fingers on the flat side of the reel you can feel the film winding around.
     

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