Quick question about checking film loading...

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  1. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just bought a Nikon n8008 film camera and loaded the film, but the counter keeps giving me "E", indicating that the film isn't advancing properly.

    I have a little red LED on my keychain. Is it safe to use to check my film in a dark room (no windows) so that I don't ruin it?
     
  2. MikeBcos

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    No, any light will fog film. You can only check by feel in total darkness.
     
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    Thanks. It wasn't loading anyway, but I got it now.

    Just out of curiosity, why do I always see a special sort of red light in dark rooms in the movies? :)
     
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    That's only for printing paper, which is no where near as light sensitive as film, and probably only b&w paper at that.
     

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