and once you’ve opened the tank only to find that the negatives were touching you try the practice thing with a roll of bad film and the reel in the light. first with your eyes open and then closed. over and over until you can do it in the dark 🙂
35 is easy because it’s fairly stiff and you can actually feel both the curvature you need and the wire that makes up the reel. 2 1/4 is a bit tricker.
oh and 4 x 5 is a snap. well unless you’re using a film pack. that stuff is really thin.
but once on the reel and in the can comes the fun part. agitating.
ok, i’ll quit agitating you all.