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Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel

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The easy, fool-proof Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Loading Reels are adjustable for 35mm, 126, 127, 120 and 220 formats.

The reels are made using heat-resistant, high-grade plastic.

These autofeed reels are for use with Samigon Universal, Paterson System 4 and other tanks. 

Each reel measures: 3.75" with a 1" core

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SamigonMulti-Format Autofeed Reel
 
5.0

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (22)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Easily cleaned (6)
  • Consistent reactions (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (9)
    • Photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

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    5.0

    These reels are SO easy to load!!!

    By Stevo

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

        The HUGE film guide on these reels make it so very easy to load 120 film it is ridiculous. The last reels that I was using had this tiny little lip that the film was supposed to go into making it very hard at times to get aligned. Not so with these reels.

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        5.0

        Great reel. Best I've used.

        By Leon

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing

            Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

            Smoothest 120 loader around.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Truly is fool-proof

            By Jaybird

            from Salt Lake City

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                I've had lots of disasters trying to work with 120 film in the dark. This reel makes it a joy. The first time I used it was with a darkroom bag. It took me about a minute to get the film on the reel. I love this product.

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                5.0

                Smoother Feeding

                By B&W in Pa

                from Pittsburgh, Pa

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Developing

                  Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                  I bought this because I was having trouble loading 120 film on regular Omega reel. This reel feeds the film much smoother.

                  I discovered that the 120 film curls tightly at the end of the roll and this prevent the film from staying on the Omega reels. Bending the film the opposite direction straightns the film and allowed it to go on the Omega reel but the Samigon reel is still easier and smoother to feed.

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                  5.0

                  This makes loading film so easy...

                  By Karen

                  from West Virginia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fits Paterson tanks
                  • Great for beginners

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Film development

                    Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                    If you are a beginner to film developing, get this reel. Don't struggle trying to learn how to load other plastic or steel reels and waste film while trying. Once you start sweating in the changing bag, it's over. The wider flange and lock so close to the flange makes this effortless. Done in 20 seconds. No practicing for hours and still messing it up.

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                    5.0

                    so easy

                    By catwalk

                    from australia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • 120 bw film

                      Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                      so easy and quick to use....better than any other brand .....by far ...do not buy any other until you try this brand

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                      5.0

                      Simply the best plastic reel for 120

                      By Gregington

                      from Perth, Western Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                          I was having a lot of trouble loading 120 film on standard Patterson reels. Loading on those reels took a lot of time and the film would often jump tracks. With a long loading tim in a dark bag, perspiration from my hands increased the humidity and getting moisture on the film, making it even harder to load.

                          In contrast, the wide flanged loading guide on the Samigon reel make it easy to load the film. In contrast to spending 10+ minutes trying to load film on standard reels, I can load with no problems in about 20 seconds with the Samigon reel.

                          Highly recommended!

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                          5.0

                          Spuer Easy

                          By Aryan

                          from Melbourne, Australia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                              I could successfully load the 120 roll in darkness for the first time ever without even practicing. Love these reels.

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                              5.0

                              Worth the Extra $

                              By Illusive Photographer

                              from Rock Island, IL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Not incredibly durable

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                Best autofeed reel, hands down, especially for beginners.

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                                5.0

                                Great

                                By Ian

                                from nyc

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                    Best reel I've ever used. Makes loading film soooooo easy.

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                                    4.0

                                    Easyfeed

                                    By Joe

                                    from Columbia, SC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                    Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                    I have used these before and found them easy to use, especially with reduced feeling in some fingers on the left hand. Great for different formats of negatives. Only minor drawback, they take a little while to airdry prior to storage.

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                                    5.0

                                    Should be a development tank standard

                                    By Gryffon

                                    from Birmingham, AL

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Time saving

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                      This is utterly amazing. I wasn't completely sold on it initially in the store during a conversation with the sales rep. However, at [$] I figured 'why not?'. In the light, it doesn't seem much different than other products. However, when you're fumbling around in the dark, it really shines and makes your darkroom time that much quicker.

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                                      5.0

                                      Best Plastic Reel I've Used

                                      By Andrew

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use

                                      Cons

                                      • Take a while to dry

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                        I use plastic reels and found these hands down to be the easiest to use. I've loaded hundreds of reels and still I turn to these as I seldom have a problem with them. They work great with both 35mm and 120. If you looking for a good reel, get these!

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                                        5.0

                                        A breeze to load film onto

                                        By ObsoletePower

                                        from Toronto, Canada

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Consistent Reactions
                                        • Easily Cleaned

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Developing
                                          • Photography

                                          Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                          This plastic autofeed reel by Samigon is a great product to have. It is easy to load the film onto it in the dark and does not destroy film. Being made of plastic makes it more durable than steel reels in case of accidental bending or drop.

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                                          5.0

                                          Makes processing easier

                                          By JJ

                                          from New Jersey

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Pros

                                          • They just work

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Developing

                                          Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                          I was hesitant about buying these reels, it looks like the guides would scratch your film: They does not. No scratches with 35mm and 120 roll film.

                                          They make life a bit easier on people developing 120 roll film. The guides help a lot. I am going to start replacing my regular reels with these.

                                          Oh, I use them in a Paterson System 4 tank. Fits perfectly. I need to develop more then 1 reel at a time, and with 120 roll film, that rules out the Samigon/Omega tank.

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                                          5.0

                                          excellent

                                          By alek

                                          from greece

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Reactions
                                          • Easy to Load
                                          • Easy to use

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Developing

                                          Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                          film dev
                                          easy loading

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                                          5.0

                                          Simple, Fast

                                          By Kato

                                          from CT

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Results
                                          • Easily Cleaned
                                          • Easy to Load
                                          • Fast
                                          • Simple
                                          • Well built quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                              Hands down the simplest reel I have ever used. The loading is effortless and totally idiot proof! There isnt anything I dont like about this reel. I have used many kinds and this one is my favorite. And just like the title says, this reel is simple and its fast. 5 stars!

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                                              5.0

                                              Great!

                                              By Jesse

                                              from Los Angeles, CA

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Consistent Reactions
                                              • Easily Cleaned

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Developing
                                                • Photography

                                                Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                                Use these for 220 film developing. Convenient to use, easy to clean and prepare for next roll.

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                                                5.0

                                                Multi-Format Auto feed reel

                                                By Penelope

                                                from LaGrange NC

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easily Cleaned

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Photography

                                                  Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                                  great product [...] easy loading, would highly recommend

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Excellent plastic reel

                                                  By Tom Emerson

                                                  from Newburyport, MA

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent Reactions
                                                  • Easily Cleaned

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Developing

                                                    Comments about Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel:

                                                    While the Paterson plastic reels are easy to load, the Samigon reel is virtually fool-proof! I work almost exclusively with 120 and the larger guides make it much easier to get the film started than the smaller lip on the Paterson reel since the curl of the film is less problematic.

                                                    I'll never buy a Paterson reel again.

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