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Re: [OM] Two questions

Subject: Re: [OM] Two questions
From: "Piers Hemy" <piers@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 21:15:08 -0000
Look on the bright side Walt - at least you don't have to wonder where the hell 
to wind the film to in order to avoid overlaooing
the exposures already made.

Piers


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> [mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Walt Wayman
> Sent: 19 November 2003 15:02
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> Subject: Re: [OM] Two questions
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> Thanks, Zuiks, for all the suggestions on retrieving the
> disappearing leader.  I am saving them all to my reference
> file in case I do it again.  But on this occasion, I'm taking
> the wimpy way out.  I'm going back to the camera shop that
> has the $19.95 leader retriever for sale to pick up some
> slides I left for processing.  They send out the E-6 stuff,
> so it takes a few days, but since they do C-41 in-house, I'm
> sure they have the proper device and the requisite expertise
> to wield it so as to fetch this thing back out.  (I should
> have let them do my NPH.  Live and
> learn.)  Anyway, I?m confident they will happily retrieve the
> leader for me while I'm looking again at and ooing and aahing
> over the Sinar and digging the 35/2.8 Olympus lens hood out
> of the bargain bin for one of you.
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> I feel it appropriate penance for my misdeed to confess in
> more detail my incompetence in this matter.  I had just
> loaded the camera, an OM-4T, with the Provia 400 and had not
> shot a single frame when I decided to use a different type
> film.  Attached to the camera was a Motor Drive 2.  I rewound
> the film using the motor drive, following which all I needed
> to do was flip open the back and remove the film.  But
> no-o-o-o-o!  For some reason, I felt compelled to manually
> wind it back just a little bit more.
> And that's how I screwed up.
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> The moral, if there is one: Trust the gear.
>
> Walt
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