Ok, I learned a very important lesson today…
Read instructions carefully, word by word… check – and recheck – if you have understood it clearly until there’s no more room for error.
I mentioned before that it’s my first time to use the Holga 135, and I wanted to share some lomo pics from Helsinki… well, goodbye to my Helsinki shots… the whole roll was exposed… each and every shot I lovingly took… all because my hubby and I overlooked one important word — “bottom”.
The instruction said: Push and Hold the Rewind Button on the bottom of the camera. Spin the rewind crank clockwise until you feel the tension drop off.
There was a rewind crank on top (so we thought that was it!) and yes, we felt a tension while rewinding so we thought we were doing it right. And then there was no tension anymore… we opened the camera… it was too late when we found out that we had actually forced the film to snap out of the roll, exposed under our bright cabin lights… darn… 😦
I badly wanted to see those shots… they were supposed to be my “baby” shots… 36 wonderful Helsinki moments down the drain. Shucks.