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    Frames X, 00 and 0

    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. But it was fun.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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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......



 

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