please help, loosing last frame with Mamiya 7
I have read and re-read the loading instructions for my Mamiya 7 and I can't seem to load it properly so that I get a full 10 frames. The last frame gets cut off (see picture).
- I put the paper tab in the take-up spool.
- I start cranking the wind lever until the film start line is lined up with the arrow on the body.
- I close the back door and continue winding until "1" appears in the exposure window.
The only thing strange that I've noticed is that when the line and the arrow are aligned I am about halfway through a stroke. If I finish the stroke I'm about an inch past the start line.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Loosing 10% of the film per role is not cool.
If there is anyone in Portland who would be willing to load a roll into my camera I will buy you a coffee.