Why did my Krasnogorsk-3 16mm camera give me loose film?
July 25, 2008 7:44 AM Subscribe
Why did my Krasnogorsk-3 16mm camera give me Loose Film?
posted by codybaldwin to media & arts (2 answers total)
I've been shooting a short 16mm film for the last month or so. We've been using a Bolex reflex and it worked great. We had to switch over to a Krasnogorsk-3 on the last two days of the shooting schedule because of a scheduling conflict to borrow the Bolex. So I looked up guides on loading it, and practiced a lot of times, and finally went through with it. Loaded the camera, and shot almost an entire roll of film. The sounds were pretty normal, everything seems like it filmed fine. As I went to take out the film, I realized two things: 1st, the film is not all used up--this is fine, I'll just wind it through, 2nd, the film on the receiving wheel is not tightly wound on the other end. Now I did the whole process in the dark, so the film should not be re-exposed. What I'm wondering is why the film is not tight on the receiving wheel, and if that means that I might have exposure problems. Could I have lost my last two rolls of film?