Yashica TL-Electro: Problem with film?

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  1. kancho

    kancho TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm pretty oblivious to the world of film cameras, but after unearthing my mom's old Yashica TL-Electro the other day, I decided to test it out. I put just a cvs brand 200 speed film in it and used it mostly outdoors on sunny days at an f/8 aperture at 1/1000s (give or take). The roll had 24 exposures, and yet, when I got the roll back, I only got 8 prints. The prints that I did get back came out perfectly. When I look at the negatives, there's a big block of nothing, then a shot that I took, then a big block of nothing, then another shot, then another block, etc. I sometimes took multiple shots of the same thing, but only one of those shots would come out.

    I'm really confused by this...it is something that I might have done that made the rest of the photos I shot not come out, or maybe is it the generic cvs brand roll of film that I got, or is it the old camera??

    Please help some that I can figure out a way to prevent this in the future!

    Thanks!!
     
  2. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What batteries did you use in the camera?
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Also, did you take the lens cap off when shooting? :D
     
  4. kancho

    kancho TPF Noob!

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    -i don't use batteries. can this be the problem??

    -i don't have a lens cap, so it most definitely is off when i'm shooting!
     

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