prob;ems with rewind crank

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by sarallyn, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. sarallyn

    sarallyn TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    New England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have a canon ae-1 program.
    I need to rewind the film (I've already pushed the button on the bottom, no problem there), but the crank just won't. the screw attached to the crank and the film inside te camera keeps on comming out. I screwed it back in, but now the film just isn't rewinding. I hear a click every few revolutions of the crank, but there's nothing.
     
  2. Overkill-F1

    Overkill-F1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My first advise is to use a changing bag or darkroom and open the camera up and remove the film.
    I'm a little confused when you say 'I hear a click every few revolutions of the crank'. This may mean that the film is fully re-wound into the film cannister and the noise is the end of the film clicking inside ofthe cannister.
    But you also said 'but the crank just won't' ...won't what?
     
  3. omtech

    omtech TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Huntington, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If the rewind knob unscrews when trying to rewind film the answer is simple: you're turning the knob in the wrong direction. The vast majority of film slr's require you to turn the rewind knob clockwise (when looking down from the top) to rewind the film into the cassette. Turn it counter-clockwise, the film tries to reverse direction inside the cassette AND the rewind knob unscrews. If you hear a little click as you rewind "and nothing happens" it's because the film may not have been loaded properly in the first place, film NEVER went through the camera, and it is already rewound into the cassette. John, www.zuiko.com
     
  4. sarallyn

    sarallyn TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    New England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Alright, so I took the camera into a totally dark room. I opened up the camera only to find that the film was completely rewound... and the meter that was stuck on "24" exposures automatically turned back to "s".

    Oye. I'm just glad it's working again.

    Thanks for the responses.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

camera wont rewind film

,

canon ae 1 rewind knob unscrews

,

canon ae-1 program rewind knob

,

canon ae-1 wont rewind

,
crank won't turn film camera
,

film problems camera wont rewind

,
pentax mv re wind problems
,

rewind crank not turning canon ae-1

,

rewind turning crank

,
what to do what your canon ae 1 won't rewind