Frames X, 00 and 0

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  1. tiberiustibz

    tiberiustibz Member

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    Why do modern cameras with auto wind skip these frames? I always loved the ability to squeeze 41 exposures onto my 36 exposure rolls of film with my K1000 loaded in a dark closet. Is this a conspiracy or what?
     
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    probably because not everyone loads their film in darkness, and
    one usually burns 2 frames with the back open to make sure
    all the sprocket holes are aligned ..

    when i want more than 36 exposures for a roll of 36, i just use a half frame camera
    and get between 72 and 80 exposures ..
     
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    There's really no direct way around this.

    You could always use a manual-wind camera. Then you get full control over where you start shooting.

    When I was a kid we loaded film in the darkroom and shot right after the leader. Frugal. :smile: But it was fun.
     
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    You can always attach a false leader to get more shots but the trick is to attach it with something strong enough but not "bulky".
     
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    Hmm, on my Leica MP, I routinely get pictures on 0 and X, sometimes on 00. But then, you could argue that it isn't a modern camera. Thank Oskar!
     
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    Those first frames were many times of people's feet as they blew off the frames to get the counter to "1". I always wanted to do a show of those frames- feet and different ground it was really fasinating (sp?). Or maybe we were just bored in the lab......