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Joydeep Bhattacharjee

Why is rewinding difficult?

I own a Nikon FM 10. During the last roll I shot, rewinding the film was very hard. I forced the rewinder and rewound the film. After developing and printing, I find the negatives have got scratched and there are streaks over most of the photos. Why does this happen? It has happened only once so far.

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9/13/2003 10:52:41 PM

doug Nelson   It seems that the release button that begins your rewind process didn't engage. Try to make the problem repeat, using a roll of expired or junk film. See if, when you feel resistance rewinding, you can push the rewind button again to free it. I'm not a repair guy, so maybe someone else here has had the same experience with a Cosina-made SLR (late Yashica, Vivitar, Phoenix, OM-2000, Canon T-60 or Cosina).

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9/16/2003 5:58:02 AM

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