Hewes Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Film Developing Reel For 35mm Size Film

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Hewes : Picture 1 regular $29.95

About Hewes

Stainless Steel Reels are available in Standard Stainless Steel or Heavy duty made of a heavier grade metal.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Consistent reactions (10),Easily cleaned (8),Compact (5)
Best Uses:
Developing (16),Photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (6),Photo enthusiast (3),Semi-pro photographer (3)

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(based on 18 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


With Hewes you can't lose!

Taking a Black and White photography class, finger dexterity not quite what it use to be, trying to roll film on to a reel in the dark is a monster. The Hewes reels make it a snap. Would definitely recommend Hewes heavy duty reels to anyone still interested in learning to process film.

Reviewed by 18 customers


A life saver


from Grand Rapids, MI.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

After using several other brands of film reels, I finally decided to buy a pair of these. I have never been happier! Definitely worth the money! Before purchasing the Hewes reels it would take anywhere from 25-mins to 45 mins to put the film on the other reels, with repeated rewinding. I have never spent more than 3-4 minutes total putting film on these Hewes reels. The fixture point for the end of the film is solid and the film will not come off, also the wire the reel is made from is slightly larger in diameter than the less expensive brands so the film winds into a definite slot without any play. With The Hewes reels my film goes on correctly the first time and every time. This is truly a quality product, and a life saver for me.


Excellent reel. It does make a differenc


from San Francisco  -  Photo Enthusiast

Better made steel reels make a big difference. Don't skimp on these tools. I bought cheaper reels and had problems loading film on them. These make it a breeze to load. Save money somewhere else. The Hewes reels are the only steel reels I use now.


Excellent reel!


from Chester, MD  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This reel works great for my B&W work.


Perfection and much better than plastic


from Brooklyn, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works much better than the plastic reel. I also have this brand for 120 film and have never had problems with either. Good stuff!


I would buy again


from New York, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very easy to use.


Simply the best


from the northeast  -  Pro Photographer

They seem like they are expensive, but they are worth every cent--they last, they load easily and quickly. I've been using stainless reels for nearly 30 years, and these are simply the best.


very good object easy to use


from Italy  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very easy to use, excellent mechanical construction.




from Glenside, PA  -  Casual Photographer

Don't buy the reels with the clip on it that aren't as strong, definitely buy this one! People are always bugging me to borrow mine because theirs aren't that great. I highly advise buying the Hewes Developing Reel!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect choice for class requirements


from Schaumburg, IL  -  Casual Photographer

Product was purchased for daughter's college photography class. All professor said was he preferred the heavy duty, non-plastic. So I purchased this product for her and it was the perfect choice to meet the requirements. She has been very happy with the reels, and has found them easy use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing, simply amazing!


from Salem, OR  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I owned a cheap reel I bought at a local camera shop before this. It would never fail that at least 1 exposure per roll would be destroyed by the poor quality. So, to be sure I wasn't wasting my money, I did a lot of research before buying this item. I went at found it at other photography sites and compared reviews and prices. So let me just say this: it works just as well as everybody here says it does! I have done 4 rolls of film at home with this and not a single ruined exposure. It is so easy to use in the dark. I wish I had known there was a difference in quality of metal reels when I bought my first one. So, if you're thinking about buying this, just do it. You won't regret it.


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