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Film advance about half the exposures show overlap - is there an easy solution?

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Halbert28,
a slipping take-up spool is not an easy solution to fix, there is a couple things that you can do that might help.
1- after the film is loaded and # 1 on the counter rotate the re-wind knob to make the film tight.
2- gently pull up on the pressure plate inside film door to increase pressure on the film. other than that,the film take up mech. must be repaired.

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I would definitely be concerned that the film is not advancing. I have a Minolta that has the same problem. I missed many a picture because I didn't pay attention to the meter showing the film advancing. I would just make sure the film is advancing by taking a couple shots with the back open before closing it.

If you are positive the film is advancing, it really doesn't matter what the meter says as long as the film is stopping after each exposure.

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Are you looking at the picture as in a print OR are you holding the negative up to the light and looking at it that way. Don't touch the negatives, they should be in a protective sleeve but you can see through it. You should be able to see if the spacing between the frames is messed up and if you have lighter and darker negatives. Looking at a print from an automated one hour service isn't worth the time of day to determine a problem. The Pentax K1000 is the work horse of the century for students learning photography and a lot of them have seen extensive use, also the camera is quite old. What I expect is if the negatives are showing overlapping frames AND the exposure is off sometimes over and other times underexposed then the camera needs service lubrication and adjustment. It's great that the light meter is working but the shutter speed could be off and the advance is skipping giving the overlap. I don't know where you are in this world but in Canada that's a $80.00 to $120.00 fix and have the repair person change the light seals while he/she has it apart.
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What's happening is that the film advance is allowing the film backing paper (which has the numbers printed on) to slip relative to the film. All you can do is to learn when to compensate by advancing the film a little more than the numbers indicate.

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Just got mine as well! Awesome! mine also overlapped but it is simply a film loading issue. Make certain the film is loaded with the winding nob in the "S" position when the arrow on the film aligns with the red dot. Wind on to shot 1 and it will click and stop. All shots should then line up.

Another tip - take images 1 and 2 of the same pic at the same exposure of the exact same scene. Assuming the rest of the images are taken with the same lighting situation over the next hour or so your local lab should be able to clip test image 1, then process the remainder of the film ("push" or "pull") to give 5 remaining images exposed spot on!!

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