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


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Ah Pao

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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.
 

Snowcrash

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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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overcrash said:
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 :thumbsup: ) 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/hardwares/classics/minoltax700/index1.htm#Safe
 

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