02-03-2017 04:20 PM
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02-05-2017 12:11 AM
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02-05-2017 10:50 AM
Rewind the film and cut your loses. Save what you have as two extra shots are not worth it. Most likely your G is done.
Once the film is out, however, you can fool around with it and see if something cheap can be done.
02-05-2017 12:39 PM
As this is an older 35mm film camera, I'm not sure if Canon service would even have the parts to perform repairs.
Your best option may be to use this as your excuse to move to digital.
02-11-2017 01:14 PM
02-11-2017 02:50 PM
I decided I open the back of the camera in the dark room and process it myself because I didn't want to lose and photos. When I opened the back the film was already rewinded in its canister despite the camera saying I had two exposures left. Once the film was out the camera started to work again. I'm guessing the camera somehow had a malfunction reading the film? I'm just glad it works now (:
Unless it happens again, I'd blame the film rather than the camera. What you describe could happen if, for whatever reason, the film lost contact with the sprocket gear.
Back in the film days, I was on a vacation trip and was pleased to discover that I got several extra shots on what was supposed to be a 36-exposure roll. But when the count got well over 40, I started to get suspicious and eventually opened the camera to have a look. It turned out that the film had never gotten fully connected to the take-up reel, and I had actually taken no pictures.
02-12-2017 10:10 AM
It has to do with how you place the film leader on the sprocket. The counter doesn't really know if you started at number 1.