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06-28-2014, 07:19 AM   #1
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Mamiya/Sekor 500DTL and Film

I just purchased a Mamiya/Sekor 500DTL 35mm camera and I have a question about it. According to the instruction manual, you can use either 20-exposure or 36-exposure rolls of film in it. Does this mean that I can only use modern-day 36-exposure rolls of film in it or can I use 24-exposure rolls of film? I have tried looking on the internet but I have not found the answer so far.

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24 & 36 exposure film rolls are just fine.
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Okay. Thank you. I wasn't certain.
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I believe that model is purely mechanical. The camera doesn't know how long the rolls are -- obviously there is an upper limit and you need some leader for winding, but if you were making your own rolls they could be anywhere from 6-36...

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