I was having problems loading my Leica IIIf with 35mm film. It’s not advancing, and some of holes ripped in the effort. After much annoyance and destroying of film (womp), I'm trying to figure out what went wrong. I think it’s because the take up leader strip is too short. The films leader strip is about 1 inch, but in the manual, it shows it as 4 inches.
Could the short leader be the problem? Is there anyway to resolve that?