Digital is so much simpler...


WilliamRoar 12 188 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2011 9:46PM
Hi all

I use a Minolta X-500 and I want to try out double-exposures. Trouble is, I have no idea on how to do this. The film must be advanced fully before it will let me take another photo. Does anyone know how to override this feature without having to wind backwards?

Thanks,
Will

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User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Apr 2011 10:15PM
Hi Will.

I don't think your camera has the ability to allow you to re-**** the shutter whilst not moving the film onto the next frame. Some bodies will allow this i.e. Pentax LX (I know for sure), Nikon F3 onwards etc... Sad
RogBrown 13 3.1k 10 England
12 Apr 2011 10:20PM
Try pressing the rewind button whilst cocking the shutter. This stops the film advancing but won't necessarily hold the film in exactly the same position.
Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
12 Apr 2011 10:25PM

Quote:Try pressing the rewind button whilst cocking the shutter.

Used to work a treat in my old Olympus OM40.
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Apr 2011 10:37PM
Couple of good 'calls' there Will - but frame 'registration' is the key issue. Smile
redsnappa 17 2.0k United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 8:15AM
Why dont you take both pics as normal, then scan the negatives/prints & do the double exposure in photoshop or something similar?

With film this technique has always been hit or miss.
Sooty_1 9 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 8:32AM
Before you press the rewind release, tension the film slightly by turning the rewind knob back until you feel the resistance. Hold it in place while pressing the rewind button and **** the shutter with the wind on lever. This should prevent excess movement of the film.

Nick
samfurlong 13 2.5k United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 10:22AM

Quote:Before you press the rewind release, tension the film slightly by turning the rewind knob back until you feel the resistance. Hold it in place while pressing the rewind button and **** the shutter with the wind on lever. This should prevent excess movement of the film.




This is how I always used to do it too. Works a treat.
Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
13 Apr 2011 11:05AM

Quote:This is how I always used to do it too. Works a treat.

Same here.
adrian_w Plus
12 3.8k 4 England
13 Apr 2011 11:20AM
that was the way I did it with my OM1. Takes a little bit of practice to get it just right.

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