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How do i put a film on a kodak star 435 35mm? the tab to roll the film doesnt seem to work. I dont know if I am doing it wrong or if my camera is broken.

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To the best of my knowledge all 35mm cameras load identically, apart from a few automatic models that claimed to be self loading.

A new film cassette has a tongue of film protruding. Once the cassette has been loaded into the recess on the left and the rewind crank pushed down and engaged with the film spool, a couple of inches of film is pulled from the cassette and the tongue poked through the slot in the takeup spool - it might be necessary to use the film advance until the slot is visible.

With about a half-inch of film pushed through the slot, slowly advance the film until the slackness is gone while fully engaging the sprocket holes at the edges of the film on the teeth of the sprockets. Advance the film a little more to check it is properly engaged and once you are satisfied close the camera back firmly making certain the catch is engaged and it won't spring open again.

Once closed, advance the film until it stops which signals the shutter is set and is ready to take a photograph, however the first and perhaps the second frame has been contaminated with light and so press the shutter release, advance and press again and the third advance is where the photographs begin. If there is a frame counter it is best to be guided by this.

Cameras that have a manual advance usually have a manual return crank that will be seen to rotate as the film is advanced. When all the frames have been used the film will be felt to come to the end. At this point the clutch button must be pressed to disengage the wind-on mechanism and the film wound back into the cassette using the crank on the left.

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No it not digital cameras, it a Kodak Star 435.


The Kodak Star 435 uses standard 35mm film, also known as size 135. 35mm film is available in a variety of lengths: 12-, 20-, 24, and 36-exposure.
You can get 35mm film for black-and-white prints, color prints, and color slides at any decent camera store. Many supermarkets and drugstores also carry 35mm film, though not as wide a selection. And, of course, you can buy film online.

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Are you sure the film is attached to the take-up spool ?

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My Pentax SPII shoots blank images


You can check the shutter without film in the camera. Remove the lens and open the film door. You will see the cloth curtains of the shutter in the center. Advance the film lever to **** the shutter and set the speed dial to a slower speed like 1/15. Hold the camera so it is aimed a a light source, (a window will do) and fire the shutter. You should see the light through the shutter for the time duration is is set to. (1/15). If you see the light source, repeat the process going up one speed setting until you reach 1/1000. If you see the shutter open and close as described, then try another roll. After you load the film and close the back door, make note of what the rewind knob is doing as you advance the film. It should spin counter-clockwise each time. That is a easy test to know that the film is traveling in the camera properly. Vary your exposures with the new roll at different speeds and f-stops. You should get exposures, but if not let us know.

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I have changed both betteries. The field where the info is says help I do not know what to do. A roll of film got stuck halfway thru. I don't know if it was the battery or the camera I have never had...


at the bottomside of the camera you should see a tiny hole, inset a straightened paperclip into it, this will manually release the film.. if its a button type just pressing it wud do... try this if u havent yet...
the roll wud get stuck for two reasons... if u ve wound the film in the opposite direction or
It is possible that the film has broken free from the canister. You may have to try and push it back in the canister by hand



if that doesnt help.....you have to slowly pull the film out by hand. Sounds like there is just a minor jam and thats why the batteries are messing up. Just try to pull everything out because that will be the only way to free it. I see this problem all to often I work with Kodak. Im sure if you take your time and gently pull the film out turn the camera off and back on the cmaera will reset itself and should work just fine.


hope this was helpful thank you good luck with ur camera have a nice day

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Ok, well are you using a lens that is compatible with the auto setting? Are the batteries new and fresh in the camera? If you are not sure about the lens, then what you can do is too look at the inside of the box of the film you are using (Kodak) has a setting and exposure guide printed on the box. Try using the required exposure for the light that you are in... say for bright sun try f 16 at 1/125th of a second. That setting is for Kodak Royal Gold 100. That is right off the Kodak exposure guide, which you can find on the web here

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/products/techInfo/e41/index.shtml#exposure

I'd stick to Kodak film if possible. Try that out, and if no dice, then take the camera to a repair shop and have it looked over. good luck!

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Return the camera to the company and see if you can get a return or at least an even exchange. Get another roll of film and shoot casual stuff. Never test a camera, film or digital for the first time at any mission critical event like an anniversary or wedding. It can lead to potential disaster. Shoot the roll with the new camera if you got it exchanged and then have it developed at Walmart or wherever is cheapest. If it works, keep it. If not, don't. BTW, if you are ever going to have to shoot a wedding or anything ever again with a film point and shoot and don't want hassles, just get disposable cameras. They are designed to work out of the box with no problems. They are of higher quality then most people think for image qulity.

Polaroid used to make good instant cameras, but their 35mm film and digital stuff I wouldn't trust as much. It's not the real Polaroid which can makes only instant film gear. . It's another company using the Polaroid brand name to try and make otherwise generic stuff look better then it is. Their digital cameras have a poor reputation. I don't think their non instant film cameras are much better. Good luck.

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