I have been having problems loading my 120 reels lately , kinking etc. Finally dawned on me while Nikor equipment was good, nothing lasts nearly 40 years intact
So I ordered a Hewes 120 reel from Adorama.. It came today and frankly I am a little confused. I have never had a Hewes reel and it looks like the spring clip is on backwards. Other reels I have had the small lip faces the film being loaded and the film slides under the clip On the Hewes the small end of the clip faces away from the film ( for lack of a better explanation) Surely the film its not clipped under and then bend back 180 degrees to load on the reel. Am I missing something or do I actually have a faulty reel.