Edit: This thread was intended for the B&W film forum. I don't know if this can be moved, but please keep in mind it's not related to color film at all. Okay, this feels like a really stupid question. And I apologize if this belongs in the 35mm camera forum. I've started doing home B&W development fairly recently, but I have two viewfinder 35mm cameras; getting the film exposed in them out of the canister and into the development tank is a piece of cake. I have a TLR; even easier. I also have a 35mm SLR (Olympus OM2n) and it consistently 'ruins' my film. Or, I should say, I ruin the film that comes out of it. The most obvious visible difference between this one and the other cameras is that the takeup spool inside the camera rotates clockwise, while the film inside the cannister rotates counter-clockwise. For some reason, the film always clumps up, kinks, or decides to stick against itself on the development spool. This results in streaking, complete lack of development, large clumps of anti-halation layer / die that stick to the film, etc. I've ruined six perfectly good films (and many more perfectly good exposures) this way, and it's starting to be embarassing. (Yes, just now) I've tried loading the film onto the development spool in the inverse direction, refridgerating the film before loading, etc. Nothing seems to make a huge difference. I've shot a few rolls of C41 in it, and had the lab process them - they come out fine. The OM2n is a really nice camera otherwise. Is this a known problem? Am I doing something wrong that's really obvious, or could I just have a camera body with a problem that the previous owner might never have noticed? Edit: Aaand I managed to post in the wrong forum. Sorry. Is it possible to move a thread on this board, or should I just delete this post and start a new one elsewhere.