When i re-load film the shot counter reads " error"
I have noticed that when i try to re-load film , where the shot count should be in the right hand bottom corner it reads e? what does this mean? this started happening when i took out a roll to be developed .
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I am not familiar with that model.. However ant time you open the compartment or unlatch it THE CAMERA think you are installing NEW FILM so camera goes back to the "Beginning". is this your first time use??, look for the instructions or google it.
A few things to consider:
-Loading: Make sure you are not over loading the film before you start to shoot. I have sometimes turned the film advance too many times and end up cutting down on the amount of usable film.
-Are you loading the film in a dark area and careful to close up the back just after it has started to load to avoid exposing it?
-Shooting: Are you metering properly when shooting? Obviously underexposed images won't develop. You should consider a hand held meter.
-Shooting: Are you advancing the film more than it needs to be after you take your shot? Watch the film counter and feel for that click as it hits the next frame. I have advanced past the next shot many times by accident.
Hope that helps,
If the knob on the left hand side of the top plate (as viewed from behind) does not rotate when you operate the film advance lever, then the film has not been loaded properly and has failed to engage onto the take up spool. It's a very common fault and even experienced photographers sometimes make the same error. The frame counter will advance every time the lever is wound on, it only counts the number of full lever actuations, not the actual amount of film which has been wound on. The rewind crank is the only reliable way of knowing that the film is actually advancing.
Open the back of the camera and re-thread the film leader onto the take up spool. Close the back and wind one frame with the lever, and then open the back again to check that you got it right. This may potentially waste one shot but it will reassure you that you got it right. Once you're familiar with your camera you won't have to do this any more as you'll be able to feel and hear when the film is loaded properly or not.
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Nothing. You pressed the rewind button and the film rewound: it didn't do so "on its own", it just did what you told it to.
Get it developed and put another film in and don't make the same mistake twice.
You can buy a film leader retriever which fishes out the end of the film from the canister enabling you to reload it, but you need to remember exactly which frame you were at. To get it back to the correct position you then set the camera to fully manual and using the fastest shutter speed and smallest aperture, leave the lens cap on and cover the viewfinder and away from bright light you fire the shutter until the counter reads one lower than you were last at (if your frame counter counts down to zero shots remaining). If the subsequent shots don't register exactly with the old shots, the automatic film processing machinery will likely cut into some frames when cutting the negs into strips. You'll also find that a leader retriever costs more than another roll of film and can take some skill to use.
In summary, your Minolta 7000 is behaving exactly as designed and the cheapest fix is to just drop in a new roll of film.
After further investigation and because I can't keep my hands out of things I now know that the camera body is defective and that the shutter is jammed. It will only release with assistance. I was loading it correctly.
Unlike other cameras that start at frame #1 after loading and count up as the film is used, the N55 advance the film to the last frame during the loading process. When loading is complete, the frame counter stops at the number of available frames on the roll (usually 24 or 36) and counts down as photos are taken. I know it sounds backwards but it actually makes a lot of sense to engineer it this way.
After the last photo is taken (displays 1 on the counter), the camera automatically winds the end of the film into the cassette and the counter shows a blinking E.
I am assuming that that is what is being displayed and not a blinking F. it it is an F, perhaps there is a problem with the LCD display? If so, it probably isn't worth having it repaired.