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I just bought a second hand Contax RX but the film rewinding stars automaticaly after 5 or 6 shots, even in a 36 exposures roll. Is it a set mistake? Thanks. Julio

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  • jfressa Jun 28, 2009

    Thank you very much. I´ve just tried a fresh roll an hour ago and it is working so far (it is in frame 16). Even so, the "pressure sensor" of the rewinding system is so sensitive. Best Regards. Julio

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The auto-rewind is triggered when the film advance mechanism detects tension on the film, indicating the end of the roll.

It could be a couple of things causing the problem...

1) The particular roll of film you were using was wound too tight, or has got some moisture in it causing it to stick.

2) If it has done this with various rolls of film, it is likely that the clutch mechanism that detects the film tension is out of adjustment. This is something that a professional camera repair shop will be about to fix for you.

I'm not familiar with this particular model of camera, but there may be a facility to turn off the auto-rewind as a short-term fix.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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This is kind of embarassing... i received an old nikon f65, and i don't know how to remove the film properly without burning it...


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Clean the film roll slot where the "fingers" are.
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Film rolls back automaticaly


The camera shouldn't be doing this, assuming you're using 36 exposure (or 24 exposure) film. You may want to set a custom function to prevent automatic rewind -- you would have to rewind the film yourself by pressing the rewind button.

To do this:
1. Under the palm grip, press the 'CF' (custom function) button.
2. Use the main dial to select 'F1' in the LCD. It should show a '0' below the 'F1'.
3. Press the 'CF' button to change the '0' to a '1'.
4. Press the shutter button half way to save the change and exit the custom function setting mode.

If you want to stop the rewind with the film leader still exposed (film doesn't rewind entirely into the cannister), use the same steps but set custom function 'F2' to a value of '1'.

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If a picture is really important, bracket. Take one shot at the metered exposure, then another a stop under (and perhaps one a stop over, if you're feeling paranoid). It was common for a National Geographic photographer to spend an entire roll on one shot, trying different light angles and exposures. After all, film is far cheaper than air fare and hotel rooms.

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