Hi there! When I try to wind the film to the next frame, instead of stopping there it carries on winding sometimes 2 or three times. I am missing a few frames because of that (many actually!!) sometimes works fine but very occasionally. I only just got my camera and i am desperate for it to work fine.
That camera has several rubber bumpers and gaskets in the mirror
mechanism that have a tendency to turn into sticky gooey sludge causing
the levers in the shutter and mirror mechanisms to get sluggish.
The latch that tells it to stop winding is not dropping into proper position when you wind the camera. Try holding the film advance lever all the way to the front when winding it to allow the latch to drop into place before letting the lever to return.
only permanent solution is to completely disassemble the camera to clean out
the old goop and replace them with newer neoprene fittings. My
suggestion would be to find a replacement body since the repair is
probably going to cost between $80 to $90 and you can probably find a
good used body for less than that.
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Re: The quick winder not working
The rubber bunpers are best removed for a permanent fix. This should be included in a standard service.
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when the thread is on the spool pin
1.guide the thread around the bobbin winder thread guide
2.insert the thread through the hole on the bobbin, threading from the inside to the outside
put the the bobbin spindle
3.push the bobbin winder spindle to the right (if you have a electronic machine the LED display
will show SP)
4.depress the foot control, when the bobbin is fully wound, stop it, & push the bobbin spindle to the left, cut the thread & remove it from the spindle
That's entirely correct. Your camera winds all of the film out upon loading and each shot then winds the film back into the canister. Your frame counter works in countdown mode telling you how many shots remain rather than how many you've taken.
Many other camera do the same thing. The beauty of it is twofold: if the camera back is accidentally opened, then the shots already taken are safely in the film canister (except for the last shot), also when the film has finished you wait less time for the short length remaining to be rewound rather than the entire roll.
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I would say either the film didn't wind properly as it was going along,or the shutter isn't working properly.Did it make the whirring noise like it was winding after you took a picture?If you can,try taking a picture with the door open,no film,and see if the shutter moves.If it does open,it's probably the winder which pulls the film after a picture is taken.Good luck!
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.
It is absolutely OK, my dad too has one (not older than urs). make it tighter, but u need some screws drivers (specially for cameras). Open the camera and tighten the screw holding the winder arm. Try this only if u have experience otherwise u may end up with a scramble of camera. About the F-Stop, i have no idea why this is so... might be the technology is gone too advanced compared to the 1978.
Press the rewind button and wind the film advance lever, 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 )
This is not a simple repair - if the wind lever is "ratcheting", parts will have to be replaced. If the wind lever is "free-wheeling", there might be no film in the camera, or the counter isn't working ( it has to be at #1 or above to cock the shutter ). It's a job for a repair shop.