Ive got the OM2. After using up all the film i tried winding it back into the film case using the associated leaver but it wouldnt move. I think the roler with the hooks on doesnt turn both ways therefore i cant wind the film up.. help!?
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Re: cant wind up film!?
You haven't stated whether you activated the rewind knob before trying to rewind the film. Unless you do so, the rewind crank will not work.
The rewind knob is to the left of the lens mount (as viewed from the front of the camera), above the self timer lever and is marked with a letter "R". Turn it until the bar is horizontal and you should then be able to rewind.
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The bobbin sits on a bobbin holder for winding. To initiate winding, the winder leaver should be pushed toward the bobbin on the holder.
If the bobbin is over-winding, the winder leaver needs to be rotated so that the section pointing towards the bobbin is closer. This can be done by gently rotating the winding leaver by hand, remember gently. It will not need much rotation, so do not overturn ... most of all be gentle. If it does not budge, the screw in the middle of the winder lever may be loosened and the winder leaver rotated. Make sure to tighten the screw when finished.
This should get the bobbin comfortably full. If the bobbin still continues to over-wind then the sensor underneath may need attention by you local technician. Do not attempt to open your Viking 1 as it may cause extensive damage and.will also null all warranties
Let me know how you go. Cheers.
I have seen this before, especially on OM2-SPs, the wind on mechanism cam seems to get out of register with the shutter curtain rollers. If you remove the baseplate from the camera (4 screws) and release the cam that drives the first shutter curtain roller, this can release the shutter. You then have to re synchronise the cam with the winding mechanism, tricky, but it does work and can be done with some patience! Good luck!
There is a crank located on the top of the camera. Some Lomo's Ive seen have it located on the left, but it will always be on the side of the camera where you placed the film. Many cameras will also have arrows indicating what direction to turn it in order to wind the film back in. If there are no arrows, place your ruined roll of film (or a new roll of film) into the camera, and try winding it with the back open (if you're using a new roll of film, don't roll it all the way in, or you'll waste another roll).
If there is no crank, or it is broken, you can always unload your camera in perfect darkness (no red lights), and wind it back into the canister by hand.
Canon AE-1 35mm SLR is a manual focus camera EOS is Canon's designation of auto focus EOS stands for Electro-Optical System. The problem you are experiencing is caused by several little things that throws the camera, wind and cocking leaver out of synchronization or simply come to the end of the roll. There is a frame counter window just to the left of the shutter release behind the shutter speed dial. Also if you have just loaded film in the camera it may not be seated correctly check by releasing the rewind button, wind the film back but not all the way and open the camera to restart the film.
I have the same problem with a Nikon F2, got it off my grandfather and its been in his attic for at least the last 10 years. I don't know if parts have seized up or if im doing something wrong. have put in new batteries, but film advance lever won't go past "on" position. have tried pressing shutter but it doesn't help. Also film winding knob will not lift up enough to load in a film! any solutions!?
to rewind the film back into the tin look underneath the camera you will see a button, press this, it will disengage the winding mechanism, looking on top of the camera to the left you see a knob. flip out the handle and start to turn this clockwise until you hear a click and the turning become a little easier. if it is hard to turn, ensure the button undeneath is still pushed in. once the film is wound back, lift this knob this should open the back door and of the camera and release the spent film can.
take your new film and take it out if its platic container. place the old film in the same container for safe keeping til it goes to processing.
place the new film into the camera on the left side with the brown tab of the film laying over the shutter window in the middle. press in the winder knob to help hold the film container in place. pull out the end of the film and guide it over the two wheels with teeth ensureing that the teeth fit into the perferation holes in the film. slide the film across the camera to the roller on the oposite side. slightly wind the camera on help guide the film tab into the slot once in the slot slowly wind the camera on ensuring that the film is running smoothly over the shutter gate. now close the back of the camera which should click to lock. now wind on the film until the winder leaver stops check the ASA or IOS rating of your film from the box it came in. and ensure this setting is correct on the setting wheel on the right. if your camera has automatic film recognition then this is not necessary. you are now ready to start taking pictures again.
Pressing the rewind button wind the film advance lever,if it is free It will set to
its place. Release the rewind button, press the shutter release
button.Once again try wind the film.( provided your camera is not
fitted with motor wind ) Then your winding gears need cleaning