Quote Originally Posted by LJH View Post
Why not use the (easily found) plastic ones?

I use them for everything from 35mm up to 4x5" and think they're fine.
I think some people are just hung up on stainless (possibly from using bad plastic reels in the past) and prefer them.

That's fine of course, but I find the plastic Jobo reels the easiest to load of any reel I've ever used, and they work fine. The only advantage I can think of to the stainless ones is that you can blast the daylights out of them with a hairdryer without worry about damaging them from the heat, then re-use them quickly.