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    Default wat's the right way to load a roll of flim?

    anyone?
    had a roll that is totally unexposed sent in for develop....
    waste of $$$
    wat is the right way wor?
    Panasonic G3 | Minolta X700 | Minolta X370 | Pentax Asahi Spotmatic | Pratika MTL 3 | Panasonic Lx3

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    What camera are you using?
    There is no 'right' way expect to follow the camera's user guide.

    If it's a compact film camera/auto SLR, then it should have sensing mechanisms to tell you whether the film is loaded properly.

    If it's a manual SLR, then the film should have travelled one round around the take up spool before you consider it loaded.
    Last edited by Ah Pao; 5th July 2004 at 06:28 PM.

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    If it's an SLR, check whether the shutter open or not.
    I've got a 2nd hand SLR with shutter problem (some grease on it)
    So I test a roll with various shutter speed - none came out.
    and discover that the shutter did not open. Some sticky stuff. No choice had to send in to service.

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    ya its an SLR.
    a x700 in fact.
    is there any sure proof way to confirm that the film is loaded in a manual SLR?
    Panasonic G3 | Minolta X700 | Minolta X370 | Pentax Asahi Spotmatic | Pratika MTL 3 | Panasonic Lx3

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    Quote Originally Posted by overcrash
    ya its an SLR.
    a x700 in fact.
    is there any sure proof way to confirm that the film is loaded in a manual SLR?
    Hi overcrash,
    For your X700 (nice cam ) the film rewind knob will spin every time you advance the film (if it is correctly loaded) - I also believe the X700 has another indicator to signal correct film loading - check your manual
    cheers

    found the link for X700 users - see Safe Load Indicator
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...ndex1.htm#Safe
    Last edited by Ektar25; 6th July 2004 at 12:53 PM. Reason: link added

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