How does the tank spiral come apart?

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  1. rightup

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    I've decided to try developing my own film. I replaced my failing Mamiya 645 J with a less worn 1000s so I'm ready to go with 120 Kodak Tri x. I bought a dark bag and an Adorama Universal tank which comes with reels set to accept 35. Instructions don't include a diagram on 120 adaptation. They basically say 'adapt the reel to 120' and then leave me in the dark. Sorry.


     
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    Ah, got it. Saw a you-tube. Simple but not so gentle twist.
     
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    I remember loading reels years ago. Middle of the night, a bag of film canisters, 4 am deadline, and always the vow to not wait till the last minute next week.
     
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    I always thought the metal reels were much easier to load. Of course, you'd have to get one of each size but it might save you some heart ache and frustration.
     
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    Yep. But you got to get good metal reels. I can load 5 of these while someone screws around with a plastic reel: Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel HW35 B&H Photo Video

    They also load when the reel is wet. Try that with a plastic reel.

    I still have mine. I bought them 30 years ago when they were $9.95 each. They are, thousands of rolls of film later, as new.

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    How can i see your youtube channel.
     

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