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Honywell Pentax Spotmatic

At the end of the roll of film it seems like the film came out of the cartridge and will not rewind (there is no tension while turning crank). How can I get the film back into the cartridge so that I can get it developed?

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First you will have to purchase a reloadable film cassette from one of the many darkroom supplies such as Free Style. You will then have to find a perfectly dark room or closet at night , take a double paper bag large enough with you also some tape to attach the film to the cassette spindle. Next work inside the bag not letting any possible ambient light inside Rewind the cassette by turning the spindle with the film taped on. Then insert spindle into housing along with the film. The reason that there is no drag on the rewind kinob is that too much force was used in winding the advance lever. These reloadable type assettes can be used over and over if you do your own developing. Once you have all the film in the cassette and the cap attached you now can turn the lights on. Make sure to write onj a sticker the type and speed of film on the outside. It is very hard to reuse the commercial cassettes because of the way they are made. You might find a camera shop locally that sells the reloadable ones. Also you might purchase a film changing bag with double layer of light tight marerial and zipper. Remember you have to do all this by feel and doing it in a changing bag helps a little. good luck. Don

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Dear Spotomatic
Most film processing stores will take the film into a darkroom and get it out that way, also most camera supply stores sell light tight bags that you could take the film out of the camera without exposing the fim to light. Make sure you do not open the camera back even in a dark room.

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