After reading this material, you can get the film from ANY Zenith. I myself would never have thought that the problem still exists. It turns out that winding the film at Zenith is not an obvious point.

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How to remove the film from any Zenith

It's nice to shoot retro. But when retro is inconvenient, it's completely unpleasant. As a rule, few people can help if you are looking for something other than cats and boobs on the Internet.... I never thought about it because I never had any problems with removing the film from the Zenith. Recently, almost four times in a month, I came across to one degree or another the following questions:

  • How to get the film from Zenith, it does not roll
  • How to rewind Zenith film, the camera tears the perforation
  • How to rewind a film in Zenith

And I realized that the question is relevant. It turns out that it has been relevant since the advent of cameras with an unobvious mechanism for turning on film rewinding. It flashed when another set consisting of a camera (Zenit-11), flash and lens; he gave himself to me with the phrase "Just look, he tears up the tape." I loaded the test coil and found no problems. Later it turned out that the camera was taken with the film for development as a whole, without unwinding. The last film based on this principle was filmed in 2010. The camera was manufactured in 1982, purchased in 1985, and all this time the user did not look at the instructions. And rightly so, why. After all, everything is clear here. This is Zenit tearing up the film.

No matter how ridiculous it may sound, this is the case. As they said in some course - "This is my life and my experience."

How to get the film from Zenith?

The general principle

It is very easy to get the film out of the zenith. The release button has a double design. The skirt, which encircles the release button, can be pressed downward. Press on the skirt with your fingernail, and the button will fall 2-3 mm into the body. The film can now be rewound. The winding is done with the handle clockwise. The method works exactly on Zenit-ET, Zenit-TTL, Zenit-11, Zenit-12 cameras. And now, in fact, the pictures:

Click on the "fallback rewind" button.

How to remove the film from any Zenith

Not clear which button?

How to remove the film from any Zenith

Rewind the film after removing the rewind lever.

If suddenly the rewind button on your camera does not work, there is always a way to remove the film from the Zenith by opening the cover in complete darkness. For example, in the bathroom, or under a thick blanket. You can also pull out the film by touch and wind it into a reel, you can also do it yourself without any problems.

Roll up the film in Zenith-B

In order to remove the film from Zenit-B, you must:

  • Press the button on the cover to unlock the rewind
  • Lift the disc on the left and wind up the film

How to remove the film from any Zenith

 

How to remove the film from Zenith-TTL

In order to remove the film from Zenit-TTL, you must:

  • Rotate the base of the shutter button counterclockwise
  • Flip the rewind lever over the disc on the left and rewind the film. The coil is released by pulling the lever with the stem up.

How to remove the film from any Zenith

How to remove the film from Zenith-12C

In order to roll the film, Zenite-12C must:

  • Press the bottom of the shutter button
  • Flip the rewind lever over the disc on the left and rewind the film. The coil is released by pulling the lever with the stem up.

How to remove the film from any Zenith

How to remove the film from Zenit-ET, several options

In order to twist the film from Zenit-ET, it is necessary, depending on the modification and manufacturer:

  • Or rotate the base of the shutter button counterclockwise
  • Or press the bottom of the shutter button
  • Flip the rewind lever over the disc on the left and rewind the film. The coil is released by pulling the lever with the stem up.

 

How to remove the film from Zenit-E

In order to roll the film in Zenit-E, you must:

  • Press the button on the camera cover, between the frame counter and the shutter speed dial
  • Flip the rewind lever over the disc on the left and rewind the film. The coil is released by pulling the lever with the stem up.

How to remove the film from any Zenith

How to get a film from Zenit-122

In order to remove the film from Zenit-122, you must:

  • Press the button on the camera cover located above the shutter button.
  • Flip the rewind lever over the disc on the left and rewind the film. The coil is released by pulling the lever with the stem up.

How to remove the film from any Zenith

How to get film from Zenith (12SD, 12XP)

The film in Zenit-12SD (12XP) is rolled as follows:

  • Press the skirt at the base of the camera shutter button
  • Flip the rewind lever over the disc on the left and rewind the film. The coil is released by pulling the lever with the stem up.

How to remove the film from any Zenith

How to get the film from Zenith (11)

  • Press the skirt at the base of the camera shutter button
  • Flip the rewind lever over the disc on the left and rewind the film. The coil is released by pulling the lever with the stem up. As in the photo below.

How to remove the film from any Zenith

How to get a film from Zenith video

0: 0: 11 How to get the film from Zenith (11)
0: 0: 11 How to roll Zenith tape (12SD, 12XP)
0: 0: 11 How to remove the film from Zenith-12C
0: 0: 27 How to get a film from Zenit-122
0: 0: 55 How to remove the film from Zenit-E
0: 1: 17 How to remove the film from Zenit-ET
0: 1: 59 How to get the film out of Zenith-TTL
0: 2: 38 Mechanism operation

All ingenious is simple, but not always obvious. Happy use!

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