If I remember way back when, You rewind the roll back into the cartridge. Then you use a leader retriever device to get it back out. Mark frame number on the cartridge. When you use it again, advance film plus a couple more frames and shoot away.
Hi Phil & Marty, That's exactly the information I need. Thanks.
Anthony, Here are the background info. I recently became interested in shooting film. A couple of weeks ago, I shoot a roll on my N75 and I love the results. I started shooting the 2nd roll. Then a couple of days ago, I saw a F100 for sale and grabbed it. The F100 feels so nice in hand, I know I probably won't use N75 anymore. That's why I asked the question.
I have rewind the film in the N75, the lead is all in now. I do need a retriever if I don't want to waste film. When loading film in F100, I noiced that F100's counter is opposite from N75's. N75 is counting down, while F100 is counting up. When the lead is out, I may have to do some calculation to avoid double exposure.
After you load the film in your new F100, set the camera in Manual exposure mode with the shutter speed at 1/8000th sec. and the minimum Aperture (highest f/#) with the lens cap on, in a dark room to minimize any chance of double exposure. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
Do it in a completely dark location. A stool in a closet with a towle across the bottom of the door. Make sure there is no light leaking around the door. A Dark-Room would be better.
Just don't rewind it all the way. You can feel in the dark to see who much you have left to go. As soon as you feel the tension release from the rewinder (manual)- STOP. You should still have some film outside of the canister. DO NOT USE AN AUTO REWIND.I suggest advancing the camera 1 or 2 frames past the last exposure to make sure you don't double expose.
I would also like to know why you would do this however?
Congrats on your new to you F100, loved that camera, solid as a rock.
If you don't want to purchase a film leader retriever or wait for one to arrive, I'm sure a local lab would be happy to pull it for you.
as for your F100, some were programmed to have the camera leave the film leader out when rewinding the film. (the only way to know this is to try it) If this is not the case, it can be done by Nikon USA for a small fee.
It seems to me that this is a lot of trouble just to use up a roll of film. Would it not be easier to just put a new roll in the F100? Really, I am not trying to be a smart a--, I just do not understand the value of all the trouble.
>It seems to me that this is a lot of trouble just to use up a >roll of film. Would it not be easier to just put a new roll in >the F100? >Really, I am not trying to be a smart a--, I just do not >understand the value of all the trouble.
I agree, I tried this once along time ago with half a roll of 36. To be sure I was past where I left off I went an extra 2 frames. After that I decided the following.
Never load 36 exp roll again unless I was completly sure I was going to shoot all of it in one session. Have a spare body not loaded so it can be loaded with film thats more suitable for the conditions. Keep one body with fast film and one with slow. Crank up the film and not worry about about wasting empty frames, better to lose empty frames than risk good ones. Buy a Hasseblad.