We've all been there, one day you're outside taking photos with your Simple Use Film Camera when the inevitable happens... you've managed to finish the preloaded roll of film! But this shouldn't be a reason to end your Lomowalk. Despite its compact and simple design, the Simple Use Film Camera from Lomography has more than enough tricks up its sleeve to keep the analogue party going.
In this quick tutorial, we're going to teach you how to reload your Simple Use Film Camera. After all, the fun doesn't have stop when you run out of film!
- One roll of 35 mm film
- One piece of AA battery (optional)
- Box cutter (optional)
How to Reload your Simple Use Film Camera
Step 1: Open the film door
After shooting your pre-loaded film roll in your SUFC, it's time to open the film door using the release switch/tab on the right side of the camera. If you haven't peeled off the sticker on the bottom of the camera, now would be a good time to do that. This is where the box cutter comes in handy. You can cut the sticker and then peel it off to pop open the camera.
Step 2: Remove spent film roll
Now that you've got the film door open, it's time to take out the old film you've got in your SUFC. Just lightly lift the roll up and take it out.
Step 3: Insert your fresh roll of film
Get your preferred film roll and put it inside the film chamber. Make sure you remember what kind of film you loaded in your SUFC. It's advised to use ISO 400 films but you can just pretty much use whatever film you fancy.
Step 4: Take the film leader out and insert it into the film spool
As with other cameras, you need to manually take out the film leader out of your fresh roll of film. Make sure you line up the sprocket holes in the spool as well as the film advance cog to make sure that your film advances later on. Keeping the film leader taut throughout the process is advisable.
Step 5: Close the film door and click the film rewind button
You're almost done! Close the film door and push the film rewind button to the right to start spooling your film.
Step 6: Crank the film rewind lever to start spooling your film
Flick the lever out and start cranking counterclockwise. This will effectively spool your film and reset your shot counter. If you feel a bit of resistance as you crank the lever, that means you're doing it right.
Et voila! You just reloaded your Simple Use Film Camera!
Congratulations on completing this quick and fun reloading tutorial! It's time to take more pictures and make more analogue memories with your SUFC! And just in case the flash isn't firing anymore, it might be a good time to replace the battery. Pop in a fresh AA cell in the battery slot at the bottom of your camera and you're all set. Don't forget to use the flash filters!
This process is easier than it looks. Try it out and you'll be shooting a new roll in your Simple Use Film Camera in no time! Disposable? Think again! It's reusable!
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