Post by yashica1943 on Nov 11, 2015 10:43:31 GMT -5
Just a quick note. The Pentax Program A that I ordered has arrived, mint and fully working. I will put a picture of it on here when I have negotiated Photobucket's maze. Not quite as nice looking as my Olympus OM 1.
Post by yashica1943 on Jan 1, 2016 12:00:49 GMT -5
I put 28 exposures of a 36 exposure Fujicolor through the Pentax, using three different lenses. I then wanted to use the other 8 exposures in a recently acquired Pentax MZM . So, having wound the film back to 0 I took it out and loaded it into the MZM. As soon as I closed the back and switched on, it decided, all by itself that the film was finished and wound it back into the cassette. Haven't got a film retriever so will leave it as it is and send it off.
I found a way of retrieving the film, on the net. And it works.
Use a piece of scrap 35mm film or an old negative. Put a square of double sided adhesive tape onto the lower (emulsion) side near the end, push it into the cassette through the slit for about an inch, then rotate the spool until you feel it catch, then pull the scrap length out, the film leader should be attached. Sounds more difficult than it is.