Canon Elan 7e question

Discussion in 'Canon' started by KJB, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. KJB

    KJB Guest

    With the canon elan 7/7e, do you have the ability to rewind the film midway
    through the roll, take it out, and then start using it again where you left
    off at a later date?
    I thought this was only possible in APS cameras, but I read a review of the
    7E somewhere on the web where the person mentions doing this.

    KJB, Aug 30, 2003
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    Lisa Horton Guest

    Yes. It has mid-roll rewind capability. To start using the roll again,
    you would load the film normally, in manual mode select the smallest
    aperture and highest shutter speed. With the lens cap on, and
    preferably not in bright light, you would fire off the appropriate
    number of frames to get you to where you left off. Many people use an
    extra frame in case the film loaded slightly differently the second
    time. Many Canon users find they don't need to do this, allegedly due
    to the accuracy of the IR frame counting mechanism.

    Lisa Horton, Aug 30, 2003
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    John O. Guest

    35mm cameras won't remember where you left off on the roll like some of
    the higher-end APS cameras. So it is not as easy as just putting the
    film back in. But people have been doing it for years with just about
    any kind of camera by the simple method of writing on the film can where
    you were when you took the film out. Then simply shooting past that spot
    after re-loading, with the lens cap on and the AF off. If you camera
    can't leave the leader out of the can when rewinding, you can get a film
    leader puller to do the job. There are many different types, but if you
    are going to do it all the time, I'd get one of the more expensive ones.
    The cheap ones give me fits.
    John O., Aug 30, 2003
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    Bob Sull Guest

    It can be done with any 35mm camera.

    With the Elan 7 turn Custom Function 2 ON. This will leave the film
    leader out of the canister on rewind. Remember what frame you were on.

    Change film and shoot away.

    To return to original roll of film, Take the new roll out and put the
    old roll back in the Elan 7.

    Put the lens in MF mode and put the lens cap on. Press the shutter
    release button until you are back to the frame number you were at when
    you took the roll out. Go one or two frames past that number.

    With my EOS-5 I usually set it to manual and select the smallest
    aperture and shortest shutter speed.

    Bob Sull, Aug 31, 2003
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    Bob Sull Guest

    I forgot the rewind the film step.
    Bob Sull, Aug 31, 2003
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    Bob Sull Guest

    CF 5 is for mirror lockup CF 2 is the "leave the leader out" CF. It
    should work in all modes.

    Bob Sull, Aug 31, 2003
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    KJB Guest

    Bob (and everyone else),


    KJB, Aug 31, 2003
  8. No, it only works in manual mode. That I know for sure.

    Martin Riddle, Aug 31, 2003
  9. Now that I find surprising because on my EOS 50 E / Elan II E (The Elan 7
    E's predecessor) it works in ALL the non "Pic" modes (i.e. Manual, Aperture
    Priority, Shutter Priority, Program)
    Tony Parkinson, Aug 31, 2003
  10. Sorry, I ment Manual as to include all modes except the 'Pic' modes.
    Martin Riddle, Aug 31, 2003
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