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04-24-2010, 08:26 AM   #16
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All this talk of night vision goggles is pretty silly.
The P3n has a rewind crank. If the film is loaded correctly, the rewind crank will turn as the film is advanced if the film has been snugged up a bit in the canister.

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Truly I just snapped a film photo and the rewind crank did indeed turn as I advanced the film with the lever.

However - how do I know if my motorized film cameras are properly spooled ?

Right now I am a few frames into a roll on a Canon SureShot from 1983 - it's got a (very noisy) motor so no rewind crank ...

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how do I know if my motorized film cameras are properly spooled ?
They give you an error message.
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Oh that's a good point - if a motorized camera has an LCD it can talk.

The one I am using right now from 1983, the Canon Sure Shot, does not have an LCD. It seems there is no way to verify it is spooled correctly ...

The last film camera I used was a Canon SLR from 2003 (Rebel K2), it had an LCD and I'm sure it would have told me if there was an error.



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04-24-2010, 06:04 PM   #20
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Working from left to right place the film canister...

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Dang, it's so frustrating!

I just confirmed it - the camera's shutter works. Also the counter will count even if there is no film in there.

It's likely user error
You see, this is what happens when microwave babies tackle a technology they're unfamiliar with and getting their digits confused with their digitals.

I saw a YouTubeVid on "how to load a camera". : (didn't help me any) But don't feel bad as it seems most of my cameras have defective frame counters as well!! It's a Nikonian conspiracy. Now get up , hike up them britches and dust off them boots and SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT.
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OMG

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Hey if I get a darkroom light bulb (safelight?) can I safely open my camera and check if the film is in there correctly ?

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Also, here are some pics that would have also been on film - I was shooting both film and digital so I could compare









I wonder how they would have looked in film ?

Have fun!
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There is something wrong with your digital... she has PURPLE HAIR! I bet she won't let you show them to anybody. They're so senitive at that age. Oh BTW what started me on this mechancial bull ride was/is a P3N!!
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Yep, another vote for the didn't check to make sure the film was winding. I once shot a roll of beautiful blank negatives of a friends wedding. No I wasn't the official photographer, thank goodness.

CW
I have spent a day very happily plugging away with a camera that I thought had film in it.

Still had fun, though.
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Thanks again for the encouragement and information fellas, what a great community for shooters

I'll keep and eye on the winder as I advance the film from now on It'll never happen again! Although I wonder what other film disasters are out there ...

In the meantime ...

Here is a funny face !



And here is a giant boot !



I look forward to posting some pics from my P3N

Have fun!
Craig

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Other film disasters?

Film slipping over the sprockets and not getting properly advanced:




(1953 Ricoh 35 DeLuxe rangefinder)

Forgetting to advance the film on cameras without double-exposure prevention:




(Yashica D twin-lens reflex)

Forgetting to adjust the ISO on the camera.....
Forgetting what ISO you have loaded when using an external meter....
Forgetting to put film in the camera.....
Forgetting to remove the lens cap....
Forgetting whether you have color or b/w film in the camera....
Winding on and having the film snap in two inside the camera....
Pressing the shutter button and finding you forgot to cock the shutter (or wind the film)....

There are lots of film disasters out there.
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I have spent a day very happily plugging away with a camera that I thought had film in it.

Still had fun, though.
That's alright. I did several shots this afternoon with either the dark slide in or forgetting to advance the film or pulling the slide when the shutter preview was still open. A full roll of Ektar 100 shot and only 4 of the 10 without obvious user error...


Steve

(Cursing the new view camera and the learning curve on the roll film holder...)

(The list of potential error points for view camera shooting is a couple of pages long...LINK)

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Other film disasters?.
Mike, that first shot is incredible exactly as it is, as some sort of multiple exposure panorama. It has a lovely sense and sweep to it! But then again I love architectural drawings and graphics.

Years ago when I was using a camera I no longer even remember, I had certain problems in the winter. Static discharge put random white lines all across my roll, or so I was told.

And then there's scratches from either the sprocket take-up or the backing plate. They ruined a couple rolls as well.
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Still had fun, though.
Unless you're a professional, isn't the point to have fun. OK, no pics to show off but if you had fun, it was a worthwhile day.

CW
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It's good practice

Dry firing for muscle memory
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Craig,

Welcome to the Klutz Club. There are thousands of members. No dues. No meetings. No pictures.
Some of us even have several memberships in the club.

Your digital pictures are very nice and I am sure your film shots will be too.

Just follow the advice given in the above above letters by the experienced senior members of the club.

Good luck,

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Unless you're a professional, isn't the point to have fun. OK, no pics to show off but if you had fun, it was a worthwhile day.

CW
And look how much I saved on developing!
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