I just bought a Vivitar E3800N. (My first camera ever). I put the film in, and tried to follow instructions, but am unable to push the Film advance lever all the way and click the shutter button so that I can bring the dial to "0" mark.
Please tell me if you need any additional information for this.
I found the following answer to this question: " In film cameras with film advance levers, what happens if I don't crank the lever all the way? "
It depends on the camera. Most 35mm film cameras (especially more "modern" ones :) do two things when you wind on - they advance the film roll by a frame and they reset the shutter curtains to the start position. My last 35mm film camera (a Praktica SLR) wouldn't allow the shutter button to be pressed unless I'd fully wound on. However, there was a button I could press while winding on to disengage the film-winding mechanism: this would result in the shutter being reset but the film left in place and could be used for double exposures.
Whrn this guy says "My last 35mm film camera (a Praktica SLR) wouldn't allow the shutter button to be pressed unless I'd fully wound on"
THis seems to be the exact same issue I am facing. But I cannot understand what he means by "unless I'd fully wound on". Can someone please explain to me how I can "fully wind on" my camera ?