Film Rewinder Question

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Mike_E, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi everyone. I was replying to another thread and had brought to mind an idiosyncrasy of my Nikon 8008. I bought it used from a Pro shooter and I just assumed that he had had it fixed so that when it rewinds the film it leaves the leader out. (just a little extra so I can tell which is a used roll)

    This is a Great thing in that if I want to change film types then I can just finish up the roll I took out with no problem other than remembering which exposure I was on before and to skip the next one.

    My question is, is something that you can have done or just a happy fault in the camera?

    thanks,

    mike
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I believe that many cameras had this as a 'custom function' or option.

    Of course, if you are going to rewind a roll, mid-roll, and use it again later...it would probably be better to rewind the film all the way back into the canister (for protection) and then use a film retrieval tool to get the lead out...they are fairly cheep tools.
     
  3. selmerdave

    selmerdave TPF Noob!

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    Why would that be better?

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