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Rewind & Unloading film

cranialstrain

New Member
Hi All,

Forgive the extreme novice nature of this question but I've been left a collection of cameras (including an M3 and M6) and being previously a totally digital user am completely lost.

I've started with the M6 and all seemed fine until I decided to try and rewind and unload the film that had been in the camera. I followed the instructions on page 10 (setting the little front switch to 'R' and turning the rewind handle until overly excessive resistance is felt) but when opening the back of the camera the film is still firmly lodged in the take-up reel?

I appreciate this may be completely correct but I am lost what to do next and don't want to break it
Could someone explain the rewind and unloading process for me?

Many thanks,

Ian.
 
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edwardvh

Hi Ian,

When you start feeling the increased resistance don't stop but continue to wind in the direction of the arrow (with the front switch in 'r') until there is no more resistance. This means the film is released from the take-up spool. There's nothing wrong with what you did, you just didn't rewind far enough. The increased resistance means your getting close.

Edward.
 
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edwardvh

Hi Ian,

When you start feeling the increased resistance don't stop but continue to wind in the direction of the arrow (with the front switch in 'r') until there is no more resistance. This means the film is released from the take-up spool. There's nothing wrong with what you did, you just didn't rewind far enough. The increased resistance means your getting close.

Edward.
 
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