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Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel

You Pay: $32.95
Product Highlights
  • Durable
  • Easy-to-Load
  • Handy Sprocket Tabs
  • Superbly Engineered

The Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel takes much of the stress out of darkroom work. It is both easy to load and will take much of the demands of the darkroom. It features an easy loading sprocket system that separates this reel from other similar, less expensive reels. The center spring clip holds your film firmly in place as you wind it on.

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Hewes35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (4)
  • Easily cleaned (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (4)
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    5.0

    Quality product

    By Line

    from Usa

    Comments about Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel:

    Great product. Flawless construction. I even recommended it to my father in law.

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    5.0

    The best reel you can get

    By Megan

    from Bozeman, MT

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions
    • Easily Cleaned
    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Photography

      Comments about Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel:

      As a student, dropping a good amount of money on two reels isn't exactly ideal, but this reel is seriously worth it. I can roll a 36 roll in probably 1-2 minutes, which definitely doesn't happen with a clip reel.

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      5.0

      Great Reels!

      By F0F4507

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Consistent Reactions
      • Easily Cleaned
      • Excellent
      • Good quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing
        • Photography

        Comments about Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel:

        These are a little pricey but really worth the buy. They are very tight fitting and the film just rolls on. So far I've rolled a only a few rolls but haven't had any problem loading them. no more than 3 minutes rolling it on. Compared to my other reels these are god like!

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        5.0

        Simple, High Quality

        By kokoshawnuff

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Consistent Reactions
        • Easily Cleaned

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Developing

          Comments about Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel:

          A very simple thing, but this tank is also high quality. The metal tank is one small, compact piece and seamless; very easy to clean, easy to handle, exactly as it should be. The Plastic lid locks on simply and easily, creating a light-tight seal, the top has a cap so you can agitate the chemicals, and it has a disk that can be removed for easy and thorough cleaning. Fits my two 35mm metal reels perfectly.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THE BEST DEVELOPING REEL EVER!

          By b&wfilmguy

          from Louisville, KY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Consistent Reactions
          • Durable
          • Easily Cleaned

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing

            Comments about Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel:

            As a person who has tried using a traditional stainless steel reel with a clip, I highly recommend this reel. It is a little more expensive than a normal steel reel, but you will LOVE how easy it is to load! Instead of fumbling with that annoying clip in the dark and not getting anywhere, you can just hold the film out straight and turn the reel until the sprocket holes catch onto the hooks - in less than 2 seconds!!! Then it's just feeding the rest of the film onto the reel like a normal reel and getting to the fun part - actually developing your film!

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            2.0

            Go with plastic

            By Izzy

            from Scranton, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • durability

            Cons

            • Difficult to work with

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel:

              I found the stainless steel reel a lot harder to work with, especially when compared to the plastic. It's difficult to wind the film onto the reel without having the sections touch another part of the film and essentially ruining those particular negatives. The plastic reels are cheaper and much simpler - go with the plastic!

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              5.0

              GREATEST REEL EVER!!!

              By alohapiper

              from tennessee

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel:

              i teach high school students how to develop their own film and this reel is the best ever for them to roll film without getting any burns!!! love it!!!

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