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ARS-IMAGO Metal Film Retriever

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ARS-IMAGO Film Retriever is the best tool for extracting the film leader from 35mm cartridges. Designed after the classic darkroom essential, it comes in handy for use with the Lab-Box or for extracting the leader for easier reel loading.


  • Insert the film retriever in closed position into the canister until the tooth touches the edge
  • While holding the tooth, pull out the lower tab as far as it will go 
  • Rotate the spool hub counter-clockwise until you will hear the most audible click
  • Stop turning and rotate the hub clockwise until it begins to offer resistance 
  • Push the lower tab in as far as possible, then slowly withdraw the retriever to recover the film leader 



UPC: 745110287209
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