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Zenit E Film Rewind

How the HELL do you rewind film in a vintage, Russian Zenit E without snapping the film or destroying the camera? Just watch....

I’ve read lots of tips about how to rewind film in a Zenit E and they’ve all been supremely convoluted. I searched YouTube for a How-To video and found LSI’s video for rewinding film in a Zenit 122 which was great, but it didn’t really help me and my Zenit E.

Tonight, I figured out how to do it FINALLY!! I decided a YouTube video had to be made documenting this occasion because if I had trouble doing it, I KNOW a lot of others have had trouble, too.

So, without further ado, my video. Enjoy!

Oh, that giggling? My daughter Phoebe. She thought this whole thing was just hysterical.

written by ipdegirl

12 comments

  1. nicolas_noir

    nicolas_noir

    Can you do one on how to load it too!!! I shot a whole roll of film and hadn't spooled it properly :-(

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  2. superlighter

    superlighter

    fantastic!! what an actress!

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  3. copefan

    copefan

    great film.... err .... no not the roll, the clip ill give it a go.....

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  4. stouf

    stouf

    Hilarious ! : )

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  5. rav_bunneh

    rav_bunneh

    Classic!

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  6. realmustache

    realmustache

    hahahahaa love this. great tipster / how-to video

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  7. bongofury

    bongofury

    great tipster it realy helps tanks

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  8. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    thanks, all!! :) nicholas--I'll try to do the upload soon

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  9. sobiksaabik

    sobiksaabik

    Thank you very much! Every film what i had in Zenit, i craped it...
    And do you know ho to in Zenit 11, because Zenit 11 doesn't have rewind button...

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  10. kikass

    kikass

    great one!
    mine scratches 2 stripes on the film - i don;t know how to solve it so i adopt it as my "fingerprint"...

    any ideas?

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  11. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    Definetly a fingerprint, kikass. Where are the scratches?I could be one of the sprockets. I find my film gets misaligned frequently.

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  12. juliagulia

    juliagulia

    Very nice video!:)
    and I need to see how to load that camera as well, I keep trying to do that with an old film, but it never works... I don't know what I do wrong:(

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