Chaika II Repair Results » Last Frame

This turned out to be the last frame on the roll. The downside of using partial rolls is you never know when you’re going to run out. I thought this was actually kind of a pleasant shot. Unfortunately it got scratched and crinkled when I tried to wind on after taking it. When the Chaika runs out of film, don’t try and force it. Rewinding the Chaika is a real treat, by the way. If you’ve used any 35mm camera before and you understand the way that a typical rewind process works, that knowledge won’t help you whatsoever with a Chaika. They’re “different”. Or maybe I mean, they’re “special”. Either way, good luck figuring it out!