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 on 2010-12-03 #gear #tutorials #film #video #russian #zenit-e #camera #tutorial #ipdegirl #tipster #lomo #lomography #rewind #how-to #theanaloguegirl #rewinding


  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 :-(

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    fantastic!! what an actress!

  3. copefan
    copefan ·

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

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hilarious ! : )

  5. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·


  6. realmustache
    realmustache ·

    hahahahaa love this. great tipster / how-to video

  7. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    great tipster it realy helps tanks

  8. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

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

  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...

  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?

  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.

  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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