Quote Originally Posted by Aggie
Jen, the girl at school who has a kiev also, is very careful with her film advance lever. She carefully holds it while it repositions itself back to the start.
That's what I do! But it's ok, losing 2 shots does not bother me. At least it's consitent: I ran 2 rolls of outdated slide film through it, marking the spacing with a pen, and it did not change a bit.

By the way, I envy you. I used to live in Concord/Walnut creek, in my 1st year in the U.S. great place, Nor Cal.