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Film Advancer loose

I recently purchase the pentax m 1:17 model, The film advance is very loose, i load a film but cant seem to advance the film, not really sure if how to tighten it if its even possible.

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Does the film advance lever flop loosely? Is there any resistance or will it just not move?

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Hi., rotate the rewinder clockwise until the film will tightened , hold the film rotator , observe the rewinder knob moving , it means the film are engage will. then shoot for favorite angle.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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