I usually expose and develop 120 film but I've just bought myself a Nikon F4 and will be developing my fist roll of 35mm film for many years. My question is do people open up the 35mm canister, take the film out then load the spool, or do people pull the film through the velvet slot on the canister? I'm going to be using a changing bag and I'm pretty used to having metre or so of 120 film and backing paper floating around in there! Also if you open the 35mm canister, is there any good techniques to doing this?
BTW I must say the F4 is an awesome camera. goes well my Bronny SQAi and my panoramic pinhole.