Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:09 PM
So I recently followed the trend and got myself a K-3 and some film stock to practice with before starting to shoot. Anyway; after loading I'd run it at 24fps and the camera would jam after a few seconds, the "pressure plate" would slide down and I'd readjust it after which the camera would run again for a few seconds before jamming again.
Last time I noticed that the film got stuck in the cog wheel and I had to pull it by force to get it out. The film would break and a fragment of film would get stuck in the wheel and I'd have to spend about 20 mins trying to get it out with a needle... What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions on how I can avoid this?
I apologize if this has previously been asked, I couldn't find this specific problem in the forum.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:31 PM
Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:19 PM
Do you have loop formers on your K3? I took mine out because they scratched film while it was transporting through. Have a look at this page, it has a great video on how to take out the loop formers:
Hope this helps!
Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:07 AM
I sent my K3 to Super16inc.com. Bernie is great and prices are competitive. I had a tune up, loop formers removed and upgraded to Ultra 16mm. I also had Bernie clean my lenses with his Laser bright service. What a difference.
Hope this helps and happy shooting,