Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-09-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
Veteran Member
SuperAkuma's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 445
DUH! You learn and live.

Yesterday I went to downtown Sacramento to take some pictures with my K1000 camera for my film class. I saw some pretty neat stuff and crazy stuff there. One of the most memorable image that I saw was this guy who was driving one of the most ridiculous car that I've ever seen. I don't know the model of the car but it was one of those old school muscle car. It has really big wheels, about 26" or so. The wheels where taller than the car itself! It was on a lift kit as well.

Today was my lab class where I could develop the film. I took out my k1000, re-winded the film and noticed something. I didn't feel anything when I was re-winding the film. I opened up the camera in the darkroom to see what happened and found out there was NO FILM in the camera to begin with.

I had many "once in a life time" shot that I will never see again.


Well I guess you live in learn.

03-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,675
Ah well - like you said, Live and Learn.
If it's any comfort I've done it, too. So have many others on this forum.

Next time you'll watch the rewind knob to see if it is turning as you crank to the next shot.
03-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
Site Supporter
zplus's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 168
QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
Next time you'll watch the rewind knob to see if it is turning as you crank to the next shot.
Amen to that.
03-09-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,915
i had a similar experience
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/53428-duh-film...ng-moment.html

03-09-2009, 05:23 PM   #5
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Posts: 322
I find that the advance lever feels different when there's no film being pulled, but maybe it varies camera to camera.
03-09-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
Veteran Member
SuperAkuma's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 445
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
Ah well - like you said, Live and Learn.
If it's any comfort I've done it, too. So have many others on this forum.

Next time you'll watch the rewind knob to see if it is turning as you crank to the next shot.
My teacher warned us about that, to always pay attention to the knob when shooting. I guess since I am so used to digital and take for granted about all the automatic features of digital.
03-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,399
That's okay. I had a moment like that in film class, too. As long as we learn from it.
03-09-2009, 07:47 PM   #8
Ira
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,216
I've NEVER done that. I SWEAR!

I have, however, shot countless rolls of Tri-X 400 thinking I had Kodachrome 25 loaded, but that was the 70s and pot was cheap, so I indulged a little.

03-09-2009, 09:09 PM   #9
Pentaxian
Ratmagiclady's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 13,476
Habits, Akuma. Habits. This kind of thing you just have to be meticulous about. Never open a camera without spinning the rewind knob to be sure there's slack, or whatever's in there is rewound. Never leave a camera in an unloaded state without some indication or default that it is. If a camera in service with me is unloaded, the memo holder is empty and if possible the rewind lever is up. ( Memo holders are always good, if your K1000 has one. If you don't have the box end from the loaded film, flip it over. Write on it. To this day, blank white means a 36 exposure roll of B&W at 400 ASA is in there. In fact, I about *never* leave a camera unloaded. Even if it's an old roll of something with no exposures on it at all.

Leave no room for doubt.

You've learned an important lesson: no roll of film is worth the shot you didn't take.


It's funny, cause with *digital* I'm always afraid of running off with a camera that has no memory card in there. I adapt this such that any empty digital is placed upside-down, even if I think the card's only out 'for a minute.' Period.
03-09-2009, 11:10 PM   #10
Pentaxian
ryan s's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,370
Somthing like this?



They're called "Donks" and are popular in the south. Thanks goodness I've only seen like 5 up here :ugh:
03-10-2009, 05:10 AM   #11
Banned




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Savannah, U.S./Baguio City, P.H.
Posts: 5,979
this is exactly why I always keep film in my cameras. every single body has a roll of film in it.
03-10-2009, 05:22 AM   #12
Veteran Member
Jimfear's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 576
I think shooting without film isn't that bad. Haven't done it myself. But I have shot a roll or two the same way that k100d has Makes one feel quite dumb when you notice you have had film in the camera but not been able to get anything on the film...
03-10-2009, 07:04 AM   #13
Veteran Member
Mike Cash's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Japan
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,952
I spent a day shooting with a Yashica Electro 35 with no film in it.

Know what? I had a good time anyway.
03-10-2009, 07:12 AM   #14
Veteran Member
SuperAkuma's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 445
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
Somthing like this?



They're called "Donks" and are popular in the south. Thanks goodness I've only seen like 5 up here :ugh:
Yea something like that. But that one isn't that bad because it does not have a lift kit. At least that one the wheels fits under the car. The one that I saw was something like this but with different style rims.
03-10-2009, 08:05 AM   #15
Banned




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Savannah, U.S./Baguio City, P.H.
Posts: 5,979
reminds me of a stage coach for some reason....
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, car, class, film, k1000, stuff, wheels
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
duh film loading moment k100d Pentax Film SLR Discussion 21 03-22-2009 11:27 AM
Duh! trishytee Site Suggestions and Help 4 01-14-2009 06:09 PM
Rotating front element DUH! dws1117 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 9 04-28-2008 05:13 PM
Forgot to check the settings DUH.... Peter Zack Photo Critique 15 02-01-2008 04:36 AM
Well Ed, Duh-Huh Ed in GA Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 01-05-2008 03:01 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:53 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top