Check it out, I can't load my Holga. :( HELP!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by seenew, Apr 5, 2007.

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    seenew

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    Yeah, I got a Holga for my photo class this quarter, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to load it. I'm using 120 film, and no mods. I know how it's SUPPOSED to work, but when I stick the tab in the receiving spool, it won't stay in, and so therefor it won't wind when I put the back on. :(

    Am I just stupid?
     
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    seenew

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    never mind, I got it. :p
     
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    I know you got it, but for other people, I take it your solution was to wind it a bit before putting the back on?

    Oh, and I made a mistake when using mine. I used the square mask and had it turned to 16 instead of 12. So I was looking at the wrong markings and had a whole roll of overlapped frames. I mistakingly thought that I was supposed to look at the numbers that showed up next to twelve. I didnt see the arrow on the slider pointing to the number of frames.
     
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    seenew

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    Yeah, that's how I got it to work. Wind it up some before putting it back on. NONE of the sites I saw mentioned this.
     

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