Leningrad film advance keeps getting stuck
I have a nice Leningrad which is fully working. When shooting dry there are no issues at all. But when I put a film in, I can never go through a whole roll. Even if i am very careful and basically rewind the spring after every couple of rolls, after the first 10 or so frames i start having problems. The film will not advance, or will advance just a little. Then if i "rest' the camera and try again, sometimes i can get to the end of the roll. I thought I could use Foma 24 exp rolls as a sort of workaround. With the shorter roll I still get stuck sometimes, and even though i do manage to finish the roll i find I have some blanks, some streaks, some partial double exposures due to insufficient advance of the film.
As i said when shooting dry the film advances well and the spring feel really strong.
any ideas? I really do not know what else i can do… probably nothing eh?