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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    The entrance to the cassette has a velvet type fabric inner surface to stop light entering, but don't know what you mean by weight on the film before entering the darkroom. Can you please explain?
    I know it does, but its obviously more effective with film helping block the gap. The way I was taught to process film is you hang a film weight on the leader, go into the dark, open the can, allow the weight to slowly drop to the floor, cut the film off the spool, feed cut end into the spiral and wind it up.

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    Nikon FGs and FG 20s are so underrated at $20-25
    Saves you the hassles of losing frames, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazey View Post
    I know it does, but its obviously more effective with film helping block the gap. The way I was taught to process film is you hang a film weight on the leader, go into the dark, open the can, allow the weight to slowly drop to the floor, cut the film off the spool, feed cut end into the spiral and wind it up.
    Let me tell you a way that may make things easier for you. When you loaded the camera you wasted about 6" of film excluding the leader. Cut off the the leader and load about 6" of film into the spiral in daylight by vision. Then go into the darkroom or changing bag, pay out the rest of the film and load in total darkness. When the cassette starts to jam up against the spiral, use your finger nails to tear the film fom the cassette.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    It did occur to me that this was possible but I have never done it that way! Might give it a go and see if it works for me. I can see that would be needed if using a changing bag but I have always gone for the cupboard option.

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