I have a problem insering a film into my camera. Everytime I insert the film and close the camera it REWINDS instead off "loading" it.
I took it to the shop and they told me it's probably a problem with the sensor. They said getting it fixed would be really expensive and that I could get a new one for a little more. I bought it used and don't have any warranty. What can I do? Would should I do? Is there any "trick" to get it to work (e.g. shake it while it's loading etc.)?
Any advice would be appreciated!
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Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. Film rewinds as each shot is exposed. Built-in motor for automatic winding/rewinding. Film advance: Automatic. Single-frame and continuous (1 fps). Automatically rewinds film leader into cartridge when designated number of frames have been exposed (midroll rewind available).
this is normal, as these cameras are designed to wind the entire film to the take up spool then as you expose the file will roll back into the cassette. this was a feature that canon devised to protect already exposed film when the back cover is inadvertantly opened.
Repair would be at least $139 from Blue Moon Camera. I would buy another MZ-50 (ZX-50 is the same) off eBay or you could buy a ZX-30 from Blue Moon Camera for $75 with 1 year warranty. They are professional.
Your camera has a faulty winding mechanism. It suppose to rewind in the end of the film when there are tension present but somehow the detecting system in your winding mechanism is detecting when the back door is closed. Remedy is replacing the clutch system within winding mechanism. Average repair runs about $90. -James. For further assistance by email, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com