You Can Make Doubles with Lots of Camera Types

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I like to fiddle with cameras. The less invasive, the better!

A lot of cameras will do double exposures. Here is one way to find out if your camera will. The trick is simple and non invasive. After shooting the shot you want to double over: Hold down your rewind button while cocking the shutter. Watch the rewind spool closely while cocking, (it helps to make sure the film is tight), if the spool does not turn, you can make the double shot.

I used a Time Life type camera for this technique to show you how it is done.

written by blue-dog on 2009-06-01 in #gear #tipster #simple-doubles #tip #doubles #time-life #time-camera #tipster #graffiti #double-exposure

20 Comments

  1. tommynorth
    tommynorth ·

    hope it works with my NIkon Fm2, good tip!

  2. monoflow
    monoflow ·

    dont think this works with an LCA or does it? anyone know? i dont have a roll in mine so cant check...

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    this tip is true! nice!

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I love doing this with my Vilia as it is so unpredictable in the very best way.

  5. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Hi monoflow..you might not know this about your LCA +, (if you bought it used and do not have a manual), because that is one of the really great and wonderful things about your LCA+, If this is the one you have. They built the double feature into the cameras, as well in other lomo cameras.... I do not have an original LCA , so do not have a way to test the older; but lots of older manual cameras are capable of this and lots more plastic fantastics can do it too. But because you brought this up...this is one of the many reasons I love my LCA+ so much..doubles are really easy. Thanks for the comments my Lomography friends...

  6. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Hi monoflow..you might not know this about your LCA +, (if you bought it used and do not have a manual), because that is one of the really great and wonderful things about your LCA+, If this is the one you have. They built the double feature into the cameras, as well in other lomo cameras.... I do not have an original LCA , so do not have a way to test the older; but lots of older manual cameras are capable of this and lots more plastic fantastics can do it too. But because you brought this up...this is one of the many reasons I love my LCA+ so much..doubles are really easy. Thanks for the comments my Lomography friends...

  7. rater
    rater ·

    I think that this works with the Horizon, right?

  8. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    wow! What a great tip! I'll try it with my canon AE-1!

  9. alpacaangel
    alpacaangel ·

    love this tip. tell me more of what you know .

  10. badberry
    badberry ·

    Tommynorth the FM2 has a little switch under the shutter cocking lever that lets you cock the shutter without advancing the film.

  11. myvitaminx
    myvitaminx ·

    cool.it is work with smena symbol?

  12. katya-leontyeva
    katya-leontyeva ·

    monoflow, yes it works on lca, but be careful - sometimes film doesn't put back into the teeth..

  13. sibu_sen
    sibu_sen ·

    Great tip! Tried it on my old Chinon cam but unfortunately doesn't work. Disappointing! :(

  14. buster_adams
    buster_adams ·

    I'ma try this!!
    Thanks!

  15. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    owww great!

  16. chesntx
    chesntx ·

    it does WORK on LC-A, tnx

  17. spncrwillis
    spncrwillis ·

    I did this with my Pentax K1000 works great!!!

  18. reminator
    reminator ·

    The Leica R4 and 5 are also capable of doing doubles. They even say it in the manual.

  19. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    I will try this with my Smena Symbol as mx is the one thing I wish it had.
    My only worry is whether the winder and spool will reengage properly after the shot.

  20. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    I will try this with my Smena Symbol as mx is the one thing I wish it had.
    My only worry is whether the winder and spool will reengage properly after the shot.

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