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#1 Christa Haley

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

Hello,

 

I am a film student working with the A-Minima for the first time, we are renting the equipment from outside the school so I'm trying to find answers about a few problems we've had with the camera.

 

We've had two jams- one about 100ft into the roll, where the film wrapped around the camera at least 8 times ruining about 15ft of film. The second, in the very beginning of the roll the film broke off and none of the film advanced. We heard the first jam happen, but the second we did not. Wondering what might have caused this problem?

 

When we took off the mag to reload after our second jam, the magazine would not snap back onto the camera. I've read a number of threads where people have mentioned the hastle of loading and threading the A-Minima, but none with specific problems.

 

Does anyone have an idea of what might be wrong? And how to tell if the film isn't advancing?

 

Thank you!


Edited by Christa Haley, 23 April 2013 - 03:58 PM.

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