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    lost leader

    where -o- where did it go...
    how to get it back?
    which tools work good?
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    I assume you're referring to a 35mm canister. I have the JOBO film picker and it works well. But I found out that commercial photo finishing labs may be willing to pull a leader for you if you're traveling or in a hurry. I got a CVS drugstore to pull one for me recently in Indiana. No charge.
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    I've a Hama brand film retriever bought a few years ago. And I was subsequently given an Ilford one (almost identical). I don't think Ilford make them now but I've seen both on Ebay for a $ or 2.

    Both work fine, just take a little patience at first, then easy when you get the knack.

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    The film licking trick also works quite well, that's what I use...if you can't find one of those film retriever thingies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis R View Post
    where -o- where did it go...
    how to get it back?
    which tools work good?
    If the film is exposed already, you don't need to worry about it. If you process it yourself, just use a bottle opener to open lift the top lid of the can, or use your fingers to force the slit apart and rip the can open. If a lab processes your film, they'll do the same.
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    If I want to get at the film for development, I just pry off the end cap of the cartridge. One less chance to scratch the film.

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    If your 35 mm film is not (entirely -) exposed yet, and you might have ‚lost’ the leader, the you just go to a one hour lab and ask the to retrieve the leader which they are so used to do, if they are kind enough to help you of course…

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    leader found..

    I had made up a 12x test roll of exposed film to test shutter function, spool loading, etc.

    bought the metal type as in patent 4047653

    works good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis R View Post
    I had made up a 12x test roll of exposed film to test shutter function, spool loading, etc.

    bought the metal type as in patent 4047653

    works good
    Where did you get this?
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