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Samigon 120 Stainless Steel Reel

B&H # SARSS120 Mfr # ESA313
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You Pay: $14.95

The Samigon Stainless Steel Developing Reels are made from unbreakable, satin-finish, stainless steel. They have a rigid core and cross braces that keep the reel aligned, with a clip that holds the film ends to make loading easy.

This reel holds 120 format film.

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Samigon120 Stainless Steel Reel
 
3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily cleaned (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    Nice starter reel

    By Akshay

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Consistent Reactions
    • Easily Cleaned

    Cons

    • Crude Steel Clip

    Best Uses

    • Developing
    • Photography

    Comments about Samigon 120 Stainless Steel Reel:

    I used this reel to develop my first 120 film roll. I was able to load the roll without any difficulty. The clip in the middle is a bit crude and pokes into the film end. However, its the very end of the film so you don't lose anything and also film is much stronger than I thought! So it works alright.

    I used it gives enough room for the developer to meet your film as against the plastic reel where I consistently see undeveloped borders and patches behind the lips because the developer never reaches the film there.

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    5.0

    Better than Plastic

    By Adie

    from Fredonia, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Darkroomdeveloping room

    Comments about Samigon 120 Stainless Steel Reel:

    I love 120 film, but I hate plastic tanks. Stainless Steel lives up the the wear and tear of my life as a student. I used my stainless steel for 35mm and I wanted to continue on with the 120 - it's so much easier and it'll last so much longer. Highly recommend if you plan on using 120 film for more than just a semester

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    1.0

    TERRIBLE

    By Ansel

    from vienna va

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Crooked
    • Poor Construction
    • Rusty

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samigon 120 Stainless Steel Reel:

      [...]crooked and with rust on the bottom.. Don't buy it.. EVER.. its useless.

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      4.0

      Good build, but takes a while to master

      By Jules

      from Singapore

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Reactions
      • Easily Cleaned

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Samigon 120 Stainless Steel Reel:

        Perhaps it's just me, but I had difficulties with this reels during development of my first 3 rolls of film with this reel. Practice surely makes perfect but right now, I get parts of the film sticking to other parts of the film, resulting in areas that were totally not developed. I am sure I will pick it up and be perfectly flawless with the reeling in of film into this reel.

        It is well-built and sturdy, I don't see why not to get this. And it's kind on the wallet. Just keep in mind that if you are new to steel reels, you will need some time to master it.

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        3.0

        Robust, but stiff

        By Dainius

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Cleaned

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Samigon 120 Stainless Steel Reel:

        this is a very robust piece, easy to clean and dry. But the steel guides are a bit thin, and one has to be careful while loading the film. Also, the spring to hold the film at the core is tiny and very stiff, takes quite some practice to load the film properly

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        1.0

        Crooked reel

        By Jason

        from Tucson, AZ

        Comments about Samigon 120 Stainless Steel Reel:

        I spent a good deal of time trying to get my film onto thisreel, but the film lead was always falling off the reel.This was my first time spooling 120 film, so I thought thatthis was my fault (I'm comfortable spooling 35mm). Ieventually gave up. After coming out of the dark, I lookedat the reel and discovered my problem: the reel wasridiculously crooked. The spot where my lead kept fallingoff was where the top of the reel was sloping away from thebottom. This reel is going to the garbage can.

        Problems Encountered: It's really crooked

        Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Variety of 35mm SS reels

        Items I Recommend: a different, non-crooked reel

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