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Loading the Lomo LC-A+

safest way to load your LC-A+ and get some extra shots! Sometimes while you are shooting with your precious LC-A+, the advance wheel gets a bit hard to turn and you start hearing a strange sound like a "crack crack crack" from the inside of the camera.

Then you check if the rewind crank / lever turns while you try to advance the film, and you notice that nothing happens. What’s happened is that for some reason, the sprockets of your film are broken, and you can’t advance the film anymore…. what do you need to do?

Step01 : Open the rear door.
Step 02 : Take the film and fold it in the second sprocket (look at the pics).
Step 04 : Insert the folded film into the take-up spool as shown in the pic.

Then, just close the rear door and start shooting. Since you didn’t have to wind the film to secure it, you will be able to take 3 or 4 more pictures and you’ll never have to worry about the film release inside the camera, because the folded film will prevent that.

written by qrro


  1. vgzalez


    Love this tipster! I have always used it since I learned it from @kokakoo when we participated in the Spain- Thailand filmswap. Always works so nicely!

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  2. fivedayforecast


    lol I thought this was a given! hahaha

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  3. big_penguin


    Thanks for the tip! I was out shooting with my LC-A+ this weekend and the exact thing happened to me maybe 2 – 3 shots into a new roll and by the sound I knew right away what the problem was. This tipster is eerie as well as being helpful because this happened to me on the same day the tipster was posted and I was shooting a roll of Elite Chrome 100 too.

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