I'm mostly using a Minolta X300 for multi-exposures work.

My process is as follows:

  1. I make sure the camera's crank is winded;

  2. I insert the film into the cylinder making sure the cylinder doesn't move, and make a pen marking of how deep into the cylinder the film is pushed;

  3. I feel with my thumb where camera's gate is and push to make a marking on each side with my nail or a marker;

  4. At the end of the first pass and exposing all the photos, I rewind almost completely and repeat through step one.

This process has brought 90% chance of success, but sometimes for a reason I don't understand, there are 3-4 millimeters of the photos that do not perfectly overlap.

What can I do to better align the exposures of each pass?

  • Honestly I'm amazed that you achieved a 90% success rate within a couple millimeters. Normally multiple exposures are done per frame by not advancing or moving the film at all and then taking the second or subsequent shot. Mar 21, 2021 at 16:58
  • @user10216038 Yes my process works fairly well. I also use an Olympus om-1n which has a built in multiple exposure system but the results are never as precise, and the following pictures are messed up. Mar 21, 2021 at 17:45


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