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    Bulk-loading - which tape to attach film to canister spool?

    I load 35mm bulk film for a while now, but I still havenīt found a way to firmly secure the film to the cassette's spool. When I'm using my manual Zenit, I have no problem, but when I'm using a camera with auto-advance, the film gets detached from the spool, and I canīt rewind it. I normally use double sided tape to hold the film, but it has shown to be a mediocre solution. Are there any other ideas?

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    A simple piece of adhesive tape, rolled around the spool so that it holds the film from both sides.
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    I've tried that, but the tape didnīt hold the film. Maybe I just have to get a tape with a stronger glue. I'll try that again. Thanks.

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    Masking tape rolled round the spools central core, so that it sticks to the film on both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Gilardetti
    A simple piece of adhesive tape, rolled around the spool so that it holds the film from both sides.
    I do this. I have never experienced it falling off. Neither in my Canon EOS nor in my manual film transport cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bentley Boyd
    Masking tape rolled round the spools central core, so that it sticks to the film on both sides.
    That's what I do, and I've never had a problem.
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    I guess it's consensual. I've only tried it once, but i'll surely try it again, if it works for all of you, i'll have to make it work for me. Thanks for the input.

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    Masking tape.

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    Dear rduraoc,

    I use Scotch brand "Magic Tape". It almost holds too well. Never a problem.

    Neal Wydra

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    we also adhere the tape to the core and up the side of the film. So the tape is placed on both sides of the film and the core as well.
    Hope that makes sense.

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