The only reels I have used with sprocket hole-tab type of film attachment were Hewes or King Concept. The genuine Nikor reels I have used came with a variety of attachment methods ranging from the one you have acquired to spring clips to 'slip-in' types depending on the vintage.
The one you have will work just fine if you be sure to hold the leader in place as you start the film and then don't pull too hard while loading. I have used your type about as often as I have used the Hewes type.
The spring clip type (usually non-Nikor) will sometimes allow the leader to be secured off center, a sure guarantee that the film will not load properly. The type you have allows proper centering of the leader and easy loading.
Last edited by Fred Aspen; 01-06-2013 at 03:28 PM. Click to view previous post history.