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2 hours ago, Michael Geschlecht said:

Hello Ace,

What were you thinking of having it changed to?

A quick load just needs to change the Standard Spool for the Quick Load Spool & attach the Positioning Device with a flat head screw driver.

A Tulip requires more work on the part of someone else.

Best Regards,

Michael

Actually, I just got the quote to change it and decided to pass. It’s almost as much as the CLA alone and would nearly double my cost. 

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Hello Ace,

Did you ever think of just getting a "Quick Load" & the Alignment Piece? The Alignment Piece is not necessary, altho it is nice to have, since a person can simply put the film into the "Snail" until the sprocket holes in the film match the teeth in the sprocket wheel.

Not quite as fast as a "Tulip" but not that far behind.

Best Regards,

Michael

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16 hours ago, Michael Geschlecht said:

Hello Ace,

Did you ever think of just getting a "Quick Load" & the Alignment Piece? The Alignment Piece is not necessary, altho it is nice to have, since a person can simply put the film into the "Snail" until the sprocket holes in the film match the teeth in the sprocket wheel.

Not quite as fast as a "Tulip" but not that far behind.

Best Regards,

Michael

Unfortunately,  quick load kits cost as much as a CLA these days. 

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26 minutes ago, madNbad said:

Buy an extra take up spool. Way faster to load than the Quick load kits and more reliable.

Hello MadNbad,

Not necessarily.

Both work equally well. They are just different. A second roll of film already loaded on a Separate Original Spool takes time to do. And you have to remember to keep it somewhere clean until you need it.

With a Quick Load: If you remember to align the snail correctly, wrap the film to 02:00 & then push the film in until the sprocket holes on the film align with the sprockets on the wheel (Faster & easier to do than it is to write about.): Things should be pretty much the same.

Best Regards,

Michael

 

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12 minutes ago, Michael Geschlecht said:

Hello MadNbad,

Not necessarily.

Both work equally well. They are just different. A second roll of film already loaded on a Separate Original Spool takes time to do. And you have to remember to keep it somewhere clean until you need it.

With a Quick Load: If you remember to align the snail correctly, wrap the film to 02:00 & then push the film in until the sprocket holes on the film align with the sprockets on the wheel (Faster & easier to do than it is to write about.): Things should be pretty much the same.

Best Regards,

Michael

 

I had a Quick Load in a M2, no matter how careful  I was in loading the camera,  the film either slipped off or bunched up around the spool. Eventually, I gave it away. Some users love them and never have a problem. 

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Hello MadNbad.

Did you: Align the snail with your right thumb so that the opening is between 09:00 & 12:00?

Wrap the film around the snail to 02:00?

Push the film in until the sprocket holes in the film are over the sprockets on the wheel?

Snug the film?

Then advance the film a small amount to make sure the film is advancing correctly?

Then put on the baseplate & advance the film while watching the rewind turn?

Release the shutter & advance a second time watching the rewind turn?

Release the shutter a second time?

Done.

Best Regards,

Michael



 

 

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11 minutes ago, Michael Geschlecht said:

Hello MadNbad.

Did you: Align the snail with your right thumb so that the opening is between 09:00 & 12:00?

Wrap the film around the snail to 02:00?

Push the film in until the sprocket holes in the film are over the sprockets on the wheel?

Snug the film?

Then advance the film a small amount to make sure the film is advancing correctly?

Then put on the baseplate & advance the film while watching the rewind turn?

Release the shutter & advance a second time watching the rewind turn?

Release the shutter a second time?

Done.

Best Regards,

Michael



 

 

Followed all of the steps, watched a couple of videos, even had a few successful loads but overall found it to be finicky and frustrating. Sold the M2 bought a a M4 and the loading is easy.

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On 5/15/2021 at 11:27 AM, Michael Geschlecht said:

Hello MadNbad.

Did you: Align the snail with your right thumb so that the opening is between 09:00 & 12:00?

Wrap the film around the snail to 02:00?

Push the film in until the sprocket holes in the film are over the sprockets on the wheel?

Snug the film?

Then advance the film a small amount to make sure the film is advancing correctly?

Then put on the baseplate & advance the film while watching the rewind turn?

Release the shutter & advance a second time watching the rewind turn?

Release the shutter a second time?

Done.

Best Regards,

Michael



 

 

That doesn’t sound very “quick”. 

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