My reading of the question is that the film was already loaded in the camera, and the OP opened the back by mistake. Cameras are like goldfish. Este Sharkey. I bought a Sigma super zoom to replace it, which was the best lens I had for several years after ~ so the mishap turned out OK for me. Hindsight it was dumb because somewhere between the time I loaded in the reel and the time of developing it must have been exposed. I picked up my camera quickly, as if to erase the last ten seconds. The lens that was on it was a 18-135, and it came off okay but then when i went and put on my 50mm it clicked in but now it will not come off, no matter how hard i try. Welcome to My Film Camera! The UV filter broke but when I put it all back together and it worked fine. Your new camera is dead - you no longer have a camera, just a worthless lump of plastic, meatal and glass. I like to think I paid $5 to learn how the camera works, which is fair enough to me. i think everyone who's shot film has some stories like this one. I think something got broken on the camera and now it has the lens jammed in. But it fell… lens first. A2A Each impact are different. Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Staff Member Supporting Member. But worry not, since we have brought you a list of the things to do after dropping your camera lens. I shoot two roll of tri x and I roll the film up in the tank. It is given as follows: 1. Cookies help us deliver our Services. after going online to figure what I did wrong, I figure out that I mixed step two with step three and I use the fixer after the dev. I got a Canonet QL17 & was super excited to shoot with it. This video is unavailable. OK, maybe not, what actually happened was every photographer's nightmare. Advice to anyone who wants to try: don't just keep flipping controls until the camera shoots because you really have no idea what it's doing! Better that it happened early on in my film adventures, when my photos were pretty shit anyway. On the plus side, it happened on the first frame, so the rest of the film in the canister were still usable. I stuffed my camera in it's bag, a phone call came in and I wasn't paying attention and forgot to zip up the bag. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckthewriter/. Everything seems to be working okay but my shots just don’t seem as sharp anymore. And the barn had some old tobacco advertising painted on its side. Took the battery out and put it back in and now it doesn't do or say anything. 2 rolls and only 3-4 photos. i accidently dropped it and now the camera lens got messed up everything else is working fine but is … How much should I sell a used Canon EOS 80D? I’m ecstatic. No one wants to use neck straps! Dropped My Camera In The Pool. One frame on a roll of 120. However if you have dropped camera lens by any chance then it could also lead to damaging of the product. is the nikon b500 a good camera for $300? Are there any tests I can run to see if the sharpness is still okay? On occasions, I have lost frames before by leaving the advance mode on "multiple exposure" (e.g. Know how people inspired me to strive for excellence. Just dropped my camera last week and shattered a $300 singh ray filter. You'll get over it and be sadder and wiser for the experience (hopefully). ThePhotoForum: Film & Digital Photography Forum. You Don't Plus It's Not A Do It Yourself Project Because You Don't Have The Proper Tools or Knowledge To Fix The Problem. Welcome to operating medium format cameras, where there are so many interlocks to prevent "bad" operation that it's often hard to tell precisely what kind of "working" operation you're in! My son dropped my camera, pictures are blurry help!? my son dropped my camera from about 1 foot. So, I accidentally dropped my camera ( don't ask. ) If you close the back quickly and unload in darkness, often the last frames on the spool can save the earlier shots so long as you have tension. Turns out the latches were bent on the inside, so I never even noticed until it was too late & a whole role of film was destroyed. I was doing some night time walkaround photography a couple weeks ago with a friend, and had brought my old Nikon FG loaded with Ilford Delta 3200. Please don't be lazy and take the camera back to where you purchased it! Your only choice other than throwing the camera away. Setting up on the side of a creek to photograph a series of rapids, I tripped, with the result of my camera getting a solid dunking. Troubleshooting tips on other things that need to be checked may be seen here. It landed lens first and jammed the (not too expensive) 70-200 lens I was using. 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