How to Rewind and Remove Film From the Nikon N70 (F70)

The Nikon N70 (F70) needs power from 2x CR123A batteries in order to rewind a roll of film.

Two film rewind rewind buttons need to be pressed to rewind a roll of film. This can be done to rewind a roll of film before all the exposures have been taken.

The Nikon N70 needs to have two CR123A batteries to be able to rewind the film.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Here are the steps you need to follow to rewind and remove the film from your Nikon N70. For demonstration purposes, I am using a roll of film that was left in a used camera and exposed.

  1. Press both of the film rewind buttons on the N70.

    With the camera on, press both of the film rewind buttons at the same time. They are the ‘in’ and ‘vari-program (Ps)’ buttons. You can see small red film rewind icons next to the buttons.

    Nikon N70 film rewind buttons

  2. Wait for the film to rewind.

    The motor will run for ~15 seconds in order to completely rewind the film. Once the process is done, the LCD film counter will display an ‘E’.

    Nikon N70 film rewound

  3. Open the film door.

    Push down on the small button on the side of the camera to open the film door.

    Open Nikon N70 Film Door

  4. Remove the film canister from the Nikon N70.

    Remove the 35mm film canister from the camera. Push down and tilt out the canister from the top of the camera to make it easier to remove the film canister.

    Nikon N70 remove 35mm film canister

  5. Load another roll of film.

    Now is the best time to load another roll of film into the camera. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to load film into a Nikon N70.

    If you don’t have another roll of film, you can just close the back of the camera. For long-term storage, remove the batteries so they do not leak and corrode the battery contacts, which can ruin the camera.

Do not use labs located in pharmacies or big box stores. They mail film to a third party that does not return the developed negatives. You will only get digital scans. You will not get your negatives or slides back.

The least expensive and most involved way to develop your film is to do it yourself at home. This is what I prefer to do.

You will need some inexpensive equipment and a way to scan your negatives or slides.

Developing film yourself is definitely worthwhile as long as you are consistently shooting film. If you are only going to occasionally shoot film, mailing it to a lab is going to be less expensive.

There are many photo labs that offer mail in developing and scanning services. What’s nice is that you’ll get your film scanned using a high-end scanner. This is a big time saver.

Another important aspect is that you’ll get your negatives or slides back from the lab. This will allow you to make prints in a darkroom or re-scan them in the future. Plus they act as a physical back-up.

Depending on the lab you choose, you can have the ability to select the machine that does the scanning and any profiles/corrections that get used.

You can also indicate if film has been pushed or pulled so that it can be processed correctly.

Here is a list of US photo labs that offer mail developing services. I have no affiliation with them and I have not used any of their services.

A local lab is a good option as long as it is an independent professional photo lab. These are likely going to be limited to large cities.

Nikon N70 (F70)
Nikon N70 (F70)