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Film I own a pentax k1000 and I had finished shooting for the day, and I wound the film back, but accidentally went to far, and now the films gone is isde the film cassette, can I solve this, if so how? cheers

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Ya all you really need is a "film retriever." We use the Arista Deluxe one in class and it is extremely user friendly (this one, http://www.freestylephoto.biz/32760-Arista-Deluxe-Film-Retriever?cat_id=1603), however you can probably find it cheaper on ebay or craig's list, but ya that's all you need to pull it out, however, be careful when using it because if you wind it up too tight then you may just have to develop the roll, but um ya that's my solution.

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