What do you do when the film tongue gets inside the canister, just when we’re about to do some doubles? Of course, we can buy a film puller or we can go to a lab (the people from the labs are our friends) but what if the lab is closed? Well, you only need double-sided tape, scissors, and a little film.
Cut a strip of film from an old roll of film. Place a piece of double-sided sticky tape on one side of the film strip.
Carefully insert the end (where the double-sided tape is) into the canister. Note the side where the tape is. It has to be facing down in order for it to retrieve the film leader.
Wind the roll of film so that the film strip goes into the canister. Leave out about 20 mm of the strip.
Now gently pull out the strip of film. You should be able to pull the film leader out. If it doesn’t, try again, it works most of the time!
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