Loading Kindermann SS reel with black plastic center
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Loading Kindermann SS reel with black plastic center

Any guidance on using Kindermann SS reel with black plastic centers?

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What instructions that I have seen mention sliding the film under the plastic clip in the center. I have not had much luck getting that to work when I have practiced with the reels.

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I find it easier to simply push the film in from the outside , a little tap if it hangs up and continue on pushing . I've done it that way for years , the "proper way" is way past my skills in the dark . Peter
ps: I should mention that I've used the SS Nikor reels
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If you hold the reel between your thumb and middle finger you can pull back the clip with your index finger, then put the film under it. You don't need to pull it back much. Then just load it like any other steel reel, keeping the film bent in a crescent and roll it on.

A tip- as you are loading the film, push it to see if it is still loose every turn or two. If the film gets crossed it will be stiff if you push it. If it is loading correctly it will have some give in the grooves when you push it.

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If you could find a kinderman loading jig, it will be much easier to load. The jig will allow you to align the film start to slot of plastic core. You just push the film in until can’t push further, then use the small handle on the reel to turn the reel while use the other hand to hold the jig.
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