A Bad Day

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  1. darin3200

    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    So there is this bicycle rally thing in my town. So I grab the camera and spend a lot of time shooting. After I while I notice that I have taken many shots, too many shots. I try to rewind the camera, no resistence. I pop open the back, yeah, I forgot to load the camera with film. :x (Here we can just insert large amount of swearing :)) Its already getting dark so I just throw in a roll and start shooting, but wait, after 24 shots the advance lever isn't stopping, and I can't rewind. So basically on the one day of the year that I really wanted to take a lot of shots my camera breaks. :( I really don't know if I'm sad or if I find this so absurd it's funny
    I'll be in the darkroom crying...


    :lol:
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Sorry for the smiles but it reminds me of the same experience I had while in Rome. I shot and shot until I realized there was no film! Arrrgh!... :grumpy:

    It does happen to most of us at a time or another. Put it this way, you'll never have to experience that again. :wink:

    I learned to watch the rewind knob (on older film SLRs or RF) and if it's moving while winding I know there is film inside. My other problem is knowing which film is inside! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    happens to me all the time, but with memory cards :lol:
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Been there, done that.

    Was my visit to a theme park...

    I had so many great shots...

    And no film.

    And everyone who I was with thought it was hilarious. No one cared how distraught I was at that.
     
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    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    :( it happens alecia, but its a learning curve aint it? :)
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    Mitica100: good idea on looking at the knob
    Yeah, at least it isn't just me who forgets to load film :)
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You would think, so why have I done it more that once
     
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    I woke up at 3-someone kill me now!-30 in the morning to go get some shots of hot air balloons as they were setting up for the morning launch. I shot and shot and shot until I stopped to look at the counter. 38 frames? hmm... sure enough I tried one more to be sure and realized I had no film in the camera.

    About a year before I thought I had learned my lesson on that after waiting for hours in the "perfect spot" to get some shots of fireworks going off. I took a ton of shots only to find out the film had not been loaded correctly. After the fireworks incident I learned to watch the film winder to make sure its moving. Now I know to watch it not only to be sure the film is loaded correctly but to be sure there is film loaded AT ALL!

    Lessons are here to be learned but sometimes it really sucks... hehe
     
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    Once I finished a roll and ready to wind it, but I forgot to release the lock! So I put a bit of force without knowing and stretched the flim. The pics came out distorted.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Wow, ok so despite the unfortunateness... that's so cool!! Can you show us what they looked like? I've never seen a stretchy negative photo.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That was quite long ago. It just had faint strips all over the pictures.
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    So the camera is officially...dead :(
    However, I actually had the chance to buy a Polaroid 150 (i think) complete with bellows and all for $10. I think I will actually just buy another Praktica.
     

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