How to Load Film Nikon N60 F60
This will show you step-by-step how to load film into your Nikon N60. In other markets, the camera was also sold as the Nikon F60. If this is your first time using your Nikon N60, make sure to read through the before you load film section.
The Nikon N60 requires batteries to operate as it has an electronic shutter and built-in motor-drive.
The Nikon N60 uses two 2CR5 battery , which can easily be found in stores and online.
If there is any film left in the camera, it will be ruined if it is exposed to light. The Nikon N60 has a film window on the back of the camera to see if there is a 35mm canister in the camera.
To remove a film canister from the N60, follow these steps on how to rewind and remove film from the Nikon N60.
If your Nikon N60 has not been used in a long time or if it is your first time using the camera, check to make sure the camera is functioning correctly before loading film.
With fresh batteries and no film, press the shutter button and listen for the shutter to fire.
If you see a flashing ‘EE’ on the top LCD, you need to turn the aperture ring on the lens to the smallest aperture (highest number). This is done so that the camera can control the lens aperture.
You can ruin your film by loading it in direct sunlight or bright light.
Bright light increases the risk of light piping. When this happens light is able to penetrate through the light seal on the 35mm film canister.
The film is not guaranteed to be completely ruined. You could end up with varying degrees of fogging.
Fogging can produce a range of undesirable outcomes such as a loss of contrast, blown out streaks, or a completely exposed frame. If this problem occurs it should subside with progressive frames.
You need to use film with a DX code on the canister so that the N60 can set the correct ISO for the film. There is no way to manually override the setting. All new film sold will have these codes on the canister.
Film degrades in quality over time. It should also not be exposed to hot temperatures like those in a car on a sunny day or attic during summer.
Expired film can be used, but you are not guaranteed predictable performance.
For the best results, use a fresh pack of film that is not expired. For a complete list of all types of film, check out the Best Nikon N60 Film, but for the most commonly available films, my recommendations are:
Time needed: 1 minute.
How to load film into the Nikon N60. For demonstration purposes, I am using a “bad” roll of film that has been exposed.
Open the film door.
Load the 35mm film canister.
Tilt the film canister towards the bottom of the camera to make loading easier. Take note of the orientation of the film leader which should be towards the bottom of the camera. The film leader is the half-width cutout at the start of the film roll.
Pull the film leader over to the film take-up spool.
Close the film door.
The film will automatically advance to the first frame.
You’re ready to take photographs.
Congratulations! Your camera is now correctly loaded with film and ready to shoot. Once you’ve shot the roll of film, the camera will automatically rewind the film. If you want to remove the film before the roll is done, check out this guide on how to unload film from the Nikon N60.
Where to develop film? You can do it at home, or send it off to a lab to be developed and scanned.