Anyone hav the experience with meopta flexaret 6 35mm film counter ?

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  1. yashica92

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    I own a Flexaret 6 , but I don't know how to count the film counter when using 35mm film , someone hav it's experience ? Thx Q
     
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    My guess is that the film counter wouldn't work w/ the 35mm film insert.
     
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    It's work when u wind the 35mm film
     
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    I was looking on the link below and someone stated that "you have to remind of the counter not to wind the whole film". Translated, I don't think the film counter works w/ 35mm, although it may spin while you are loading it? I see no way on the cameras for it to figure out when a 35mm frame would be expected to be "next" when it is so much smaller than a 120 neg, which is the camera's primary film usage. I would also think your counter does not go to 36?

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/25372307@N00/discuss/72157600058389986/
     
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    It has been decades since I was using this, but the counter certainly works for 35mm film. There should be an auxiliary counter dial that you move forward every 11(?) shot and the main counter goes around again. Also, there is an indicator on the back that changes when you put in the insert.
     
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    U r right at the last , the back indicator will change , mayb wind it when count at "11" , I will try yr opinion , Thx Q
     
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    That's right:

    When it comes to frame "11", you have to move the auxiliary wheel to the "1" position. The counter will start from "1". When display "11" on the counter again, move the auxiliary wheel to the "2" position. Returning to get back to "11", turn the auxiliary wheel to the "3" position.

    Combining the number of the auxiliary wheel (0, 1, 2 or 3), with the number of the counter window (1 to 11), is well known frame number.

    1313_20091012155125.jpg ,

    In the picture you can see a series of rollers: one external, of black color, which spin when used 120mm film, by activating gears for that film size.

    The inner rolls (brown) are driving the corresponding gears to 35mm film format.

    Regards.

    PS: Sorry for the translation.
     
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    Thx for yr post , it's help a lot