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I can't figure out how to open the camera to load my film

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For Canon AE-1, you have to lift up the film rewind knob to open the back.

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I figured it out! I shoved my film pack in backwards when I was in a hurry. The top part (where the yellow mark should be) was sticking out slightly, so I figured I'd try prying that part out first...while I was doing that I noticed the bottom of the pack was slightly loose. So I stuck something between the plastic frame of the film pack and the film itself (I figured I'd sacrifice the pack rather than the camera) and the whole pack popped out pretty easily!! Hope this works for the rest of you!

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I just bought a Minolta maxxum QTsi from a lady and it had no manual with it, I can't figure out how to load the film. Can you take me step by step on how to load the film and how the camera works when...


Hi, I've found the instruction manual online for you, http://www.mediacollege.com/equipment/manual/konica-minolta/camera/maxxum-qtsi.pdf that way you have it for future reference. For loading film you open up the back of the camera and make sure that the end of the roll of film is aligned with a red mark and then you close the back. For taking pictures you press the shutter button half way in order for it to focus, when the image you want is framed you press the shutter button the entire way and it'll take the photo.

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I loaded the film but display window shows a flashing zero


Go ahead and try anyway. A ruined film is far cheaper than a useless camera or a professional repair. In any case, if the film hasn't loaded properly it will only be the first short length of film which is ruined. As this is a newly loaded film you haven't any risk of losing any undeveloped photos.

Auto spooling film systems are great when they work, but sometimes are a real pain and some cameras seem really picky about having a film leader of precisely the right length. See if you can engage the the film onto the spool manually.

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Loading the N8008 camera


1. Set the film speed manually or DX to do it automatically by holding down the ISO button and turning the command dial.

2. Slide the camera back lock releases toward each other to open the back.

3. Insert the film cartridge on the left.

4. Pull film leader over to the red index mark on the right.

5. Close the back, making sure there's no slack in the film, and the lock releases snapped close.

6. Lightly press the shutter button. The film icon will appear in the LCD panel.

7. Fully depress the shutter button to automatically advance film to frame 1.

You can download a manual from http://www.butkus.org/chinon/nikon.htm

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Film won't load on Minolta 400si Maxxum Camera


My daughter took the camera to her photography teacher he was able to load the film by wrapping more film around the roller. It's not as easy to load as my Canon. I thought we had put plenty of film around it already. Oh well, it's working anyway.

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How to load film


Here's the user manual... Canon AE1

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trentshoffne,

bottom of camera open battery cover with a pen point, insert one AA battery close cover.
film door is opened with pen point left side of film door. load film & bring film leader to take up spool, close film door. rotate advance to # 1 counter on bottom.
turn camera on with sliding switch on front of camera, this opens lens cover and turns on flash .( if wanted ) second click.
at end of film roll pull rewind lever up and rotate clock-wise to rewind film.
open film door and remove film.
remember to turn camera off when not using.

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Loading film


there's a tiny black button to the side, beneath the rewind lever, press that as you pull up on the rewind lever

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My negatives are turning out clear.


"Clear" = no exposure, right? Two possibilities: light not getting in; or film not advancing. To check the former, take a "picture" with the camera open at the back. See the light through the lens? Yes = OK, No = there is a problem with the shutter. Most likely the film is not advancing. Here's a test. Load the camera with a roll of film and take one picture. Open the camera and see if film moved. If not, go read the manual to make sure you are loading it properly.

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