I was not advocating or pushing SS reels and for many years I used a Paterson tank and adjustable ratchet reels. What I am advocating is that if you are going the SS route then make sure to spend a little more and try to get Hewes reels. I do mainly 120 and my film just seems to flow onto the reel. No joke! And no sweat drops on my film from struggling to get the damn thing loaded right. I used to end up with crescent half-moons from pinching/buckling and unprocessed spots from film sticking together. Not anymore! I also have the twin hook style 35mm Hewes reels, but I find them just a little harder for me. Of course it could be from me not doing 35mm very often. JohnW