I shot a few test rolls, and a couple of shots were important to me on the last roll(I had confidence). When I got to Walmart, so I could get em back in an hour, I ran into a friend, and I had to burn a the last few pics on a roll. I took a couple of his kids, and blew the rest at some cars.
I was talking and not thinking new camera, and opened the back before rewinding. I just knew I blew the whole roll. I almost didn't get it prosesed, but figured there might be a pic or two at the first of the roll, and got it done anyway. I was suprised when all but the last picture was there. I opened the back in direct sunlight, and it was really bright.
I wouldn't recomend doing it to see, and I'll never do it again(I hope), but it was nice to get lucky for once.
I'm giving the F4 the credit, very well made camera, and the meter is the best I have ever seen!!
#1. "RE: Wow, another nice suprise" | In response to Reply # 0tenrec Basic MemberThu 23-Oct-03 05:04 PM
I did the same thing once, on a trip to Florida. I thought I would lose the whole roll, but I only damaged 2 or 3 frames. I don't know if this is because it was an F4, or if any camera would have fared as well. I know there are some cameras that wind the entire roll of film out of the cassette when loading, and then wind one frame at a time back into the cassette as the pictures are taken. This prevents loss of exposures if the back is opened prematurely.
#2. "RE: Wow, another nice suprise" | In response to Reply # 1dang Registered since 05th Aug 2003Thu 23-Oct-03 06:54 PM
Add me to the list of people who have (so far) only done this once, with my N70, and only lost a few frames. Glad to hear your experience was no worse.
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