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Smena 8M Spool Replacement.

Since buying my Zenit’s last year I have been wanting to build on my Russian camera collection and I did by buying the Smena 8M.

For someone who has no idea about these cameras at first glance it looks just like a bog standard camera that has no special/different features.

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It was not till I opened her up that I noticed that something was missing……

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I had no idea that these little buggers don’t come with a built in take up spool, my first reaction was to check eBay to see how much they are and it would cost me more then the camera! I did a bit of digging online and saw that the spools inside film canisters work so I got hold of a exposed test film and opened it up with a bar blade.

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I was surprised at just how easy it came open and that the spool inside was the perfect fit!

 

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This has made me a happy snapper because not only has it saved me about £10 but it means I get to use this little beauty from Lomo.

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