Hi folks, I don't know how many people here have done this before, but I'm SURE there are some of you who have.
Now, don't laugh...
I loaded a roll of Ilford Pan 400 into my Nikon FM2n, and happily went out to take photos. After my camera reached the 36exp counter, I could still wind the film. Sometimes, a 36exp film roll allows 38 or so pictures, so I thought that was fine... until I far exceeded the normal excess film. I became suspicious and decided to reel back the film.
To my surprise, it took only a few turns to feel the characteristic slack when you finish taking in the film! I took a chance and opened my camera back, and true enough, the film has been rolled back in!
Well, obviously, I hadn't fitted the holes into the take-up spool properly, and all my shots are bloody wasted. Now my question is, is there any way to pull out the leader end of the film, since apparently I haven't exposed any of the film? I mean, is there a non-destructive way to open the cartridge, pull out the leader from the slot, and re-cap the cartridge so I can use it again? Otherwise, where can I buy those cartridges that are MEANT to be reusable for self-loaders?
Hai... The moment I think of this ah, *shakes head* Damn stupid y'know... haha!