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11-20-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Loading film into Spotmatic

Yes, it's the 1960's version.

Help? I need help OPENING the back. AND loading the film

This is only the second or third time I've ever really dealt with a 35mm camera like this.


11-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #2

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Have you tried pulling the rewind knob up? It will stop at some point. Just pull up a bit more, the back should swing open.

Go here and scroll down to the "Film Loading" section.
11-20-2009, 06:08 PM   #3
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Oh ohoho! There she pops open! Yeah! XD...

I forgot it's been a year. Thanks !
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here is a usefull thread:

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This thread sure does bring back some memories!
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Spotmatics and film really added a sense of anticipation when you remove the roll and can't wait for it to be processed. I sent all of my Ektachrome to Palo Alto and it seemed like forever before it came back. Ah the good old days
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
This thread sure does bring back some memories!
For me a not too pleasant one. I let my kid take it on a school trip and she forgot how to open it and pried it open with a screwdriver. It was fixable but I had occasional light leaks afterwards. A little electrical tape solved that problem.

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