Sure Shot 80 Tele manual film wind?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Megan, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Megan

    Megan Guest

    I've got an old Sure Shot 80 Tele that still has film in it, partially
    used. I'd like to have the film developed but I no longer have a
    battery for the camera and would prefer to not buy one, as I don't
    intend to use the Sure Shot again. As I have no instruction manual
    (and Canon's website was useless for support), can anyone please tell
    me how to manually rewind the film that's in the camera?

    Thank in advance,

    Megan, Jun 8, 2005
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  2. Megan

    Alan Browne Guest

    1) Most 1 hour lab places will hapilly remove the film for you without
    causing you to buy a battery. It goes without saying that you should
    have the good grace to develop the film there.

    2) Not sure for your model. In the absence of anyhing better:

    -go into very dark room at night
    -open the camera [some cameras have locked doors when film is loaded]
    -gently remove the film cartridge (trailing some film behind for a short
    -avoid touching the film
    -hold the film cartridge in a way to block the spool from turning
    -pull gently to remove the film from the camer body
    ... while occasionally winding the film into the cassette.

    -until it's completely in the cassette

    Hope that helps.
    Alan Browne, Jun 8, 2005
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  3. Megan

    Megan Guest

    Thank you, Alan. I didn't know that a camera place would remove film;
    I'll let them do the honors.


    Megan, Jun 8, 2005
  4. Being less of a "people person" than Alan, and (perhaps) more electronically
    oriented, I would set one of my bench power supplies to the proper battery
    voltage, and clip lead the power into the camera's battery compartment, and
    then let the camera's circuitry do the rewinding for me. I post this here as
    an alternative, in case Alan's suggestion doesn't work out......
    William Graham, Jun 8, 2005
  5. Megan

    Alan Browne Guest

    I'm not accused of that very often!
    DOH!!! I should have added that one too!

    Alan Browne, Jun 8, 2005
  6. Megan

    Paul Bielec Guest

    Oh come on, everybody has a variable DC power supply at home...don't they?
    Paul Bielec, Jun 8, 2005
  7. Megan

    jimkramer Guest

    Of course they do, but few people have a custom wave generator. ;-)

    jimkramer, Jun 8, 2005
  8. Megan

    Alan Browne Guest

    Yep. Mine's a bit low powered, but...
    Alan Browne, Jun 8, 2005
  9. Megan

    Peter Chant Guest

    I've a counter timer and a 'scope but I think you have me beat with the
    waveform generator.
    Peter Chant, Jun 9, 2005
  10. Megan

    Megan Guest

    Goodness, I still think that letting the photo person do it for me
    sounds a lot easier. It seems that I've misplaced both my bench power
    supply AND waveform generator. Darn the luck. ;-)

    Thanks much for all of the advice,

    Megan, Jun 9, 2005
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    deathskunk, Jun 12, 2005
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