These are easy to load. You slide the film emulsion-side up into slots on the black internal sheet holder (the picture on the right shows all the sheet holders loaded with film). As I was typing this, I did a google search and came up with just what you need (never thought I'd find it, but I guess you can find anything online). The link is They even had a link to an online user manual: which is even better. I noticed the internal sheet holders are called "septums". The writer mentions watching for bent septums. All of the septums on mine are perfect. For anyone interested, I'll include a copy of the manual with the holder.