Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel

Samigon Multi-Format Autofeed Reel

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

UPC: 049822533259
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Samigon ESA325 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.95 x 3.8 x 1.75"

Samigon ESA325 Reviews

Multi-Format Autofeed Reel is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Samigon fool-proof Autofeed reels I use the fool-proof Samigon Autofeed reels primarly for the 120 & 220 formats. During the past 55+ years I have used many types of reels and also film developing aprons. At this point in time I'm proficient with most of the film developing reels currently available, including both past and present designs. Because of my experience I would rate the fool-proof Samigon Autofeed reels as being the easiest to use especially for the casual user with the possible exception of the old Kodak film aprons. Some people indicate they have problems with these reels, however their problems seem to arise from not properly drying the reels before use and not cleaning the reels properly. Good darkroom and developing procedures that include drying the reels after each use and keeping the reels clean takes only a few minutes but will assure a trouble free experience of loading and removing the film from the fool-proof Samigon Autofeed reels.
Date published: 2008-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best plastic reel for 120 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!
Date published: 2012-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes processing easier 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.
Date published: 2010-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely reliable I am clumsy, and an unable to consistently load steel reels. Yes, it's the preferred way to develop. But after many attempts, and wounded film, I decided to return to what I started with - - the Samigon plastic reels with the generous loading lips'. Always reliable. Now, there are TWO rules for getting it right with these plastic rules: they must be CLEAN and BONE DRY. How so? After every use, simply wash in hot water with liquid detergent. And right before loading film, dry these with a blow dryer. Then you will be fine. And for me no more crimped edges and semi-circles. Bliss!
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent plastic 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.
Date published: 2009-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flanges! The wide flanges make loading easy. The bb's are stainless steel (not plastic like some other reels). Works great!
Date published: 2008-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smoother Feeding 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.
Date published: 2012-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This makes loading film so easy... 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.
Date published: 2012-05-20
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Will this fit on a Samigon Stainless Steel Tank?
Asked by: Fernando V.
No, it would not. Samigon states that the above reel only works with their Samigon Universal Plastic Developing Tank with 2 Reels, B&H # SATU, and with Paterson plastic tanks; it would not be compatible for use with their stainless steel developing tanks.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is this item 1 or 2 reels?

Is this item 1 or 2 reels?
Asked by: Derek
This is 1 reel that is adjustable for 35mm, 126, 127, 120 and 220 formats.
Answered by: Argraph Product Support
Date published: 2019-04-02


Does this work with a Jobo 2520 tank?
Asked by: SUSANA M.
No, this will not work with a Jobo tank. Generally spools are not interchangeable between tanks.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will this reel fit a Unicolor film drum? The ...

Will this reel fit a Unicolor film drum? The inside diameter of the drum is 3 5/8".
Asked by: Bob
Bob, The dimensions of the Samigon ESA325 reel is 3.75" with a 1" core.
Answered by: Argraph Product Support
Date published: 2018-12-17


Is this reel compatible with an AP 2-reel tank, including fit and agitation?
Asked by: George B.
I'm not familiar with the AP 2 tanks, but these reels are compatible with the Paterson tanks. They look like they're the same as the AP 2 reels, though.
Answered by: Daniel B.
Date published: 2019-02-18


Has anyone used the Omega version of this reel? Seems like the same design but much lower price. Is one better than the other?
Asked by: Marcus
Sorry I didn't had any experience with the Omega.
Answered by: Sylvain C.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will this spool support 110 film?
Asked by: Gary L.
Answered by: Paul E.
Date published: 2019-04-18
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