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AP Film Retriever

Our Price: £9.50 GBP



An essential tool for those moments when you've accidentally wound a film all the way back into its canister before it's finished! Simple and light, a life-saver to keep close at hand when you're out in the field. It is also useful for home development when you want to pull out an exposed reel (in darkness) without having to crack open the canister.

Please note that the film retriever model in the below video is slightly different to those available for sale - but the principle and technique is the same :-)


Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your AP Film Retriever today and dive back into the fun of film photography!

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
My Favourite Gadget!

If you want to develop your own film, you're going to need either a cannister opener or this little beauty. It takes a little getting used to, but it does exactly what it says. It retrieves your film. It is an essential item in your developing kit.

Useful gadget

Dithered for ages before buying; turns out to be more useful than I imagined. Bought to retrieve film leaders for developing. Opening Lomography and the current QWD cassettes proved difficult using a bottle opener. Retrieving the leader and winding a little onto reels before putting into the dark bag is much simpler.

I’m now rewinding film mid roll to reuse later. Better than rushing to finish a film, wasting shots if it’s time to shoot something different.

film retriever

Loading 24 exposure film (in a bag) is not too hard but the longer 36 exp film I found a little trickier to load in the devloping frame without getting into sa tangle
The picker worked well (after a couple of attempts), really pleased. I haven't developed the film yet but I am plased with the picker, thanks

Christmas Present

Bought as a gift not been used yet but think it will come in very handy

Works as expected

The instructions it came with weren't great but there are plenty of videos on YouTube.