Film Hack

Running 35mm Film Through My 110 Year Old No. 0 Folding Pocket Kodak – By Dan Cuny

I write a weekly camera collecting blog through my website, but due to the holidays I didn’t have the usual time I spend researching the camera or the camera company, which is something usually like to do. Instead, I decided to do something a little different.

Looking and handling the No.0 Folding Pocket Kodak camera, I noticed that a 35mm film might fit in the camera… as follows is the rest of the story.

Loading 35mm into 120 Camera (Without Adapters) – By Andrea Bevacqua

I have been intrigued by the look of the sprocket holes with the actual photo, so I wanted to try to replicate it. It is a effect mostly used on colour images and it seems quite trendy at the moment. In order to achieve this look you need to own a camera which takes photos that are larger than 35mm cameras do. As such, one of the easier ways to do this is to load 35mm film in a medium format camera. This can be done in a couple of ways.

How I Make Three Rolls of Film From One – By Eric Norris

One of the perennial problems with film photography is getting through an entire roll of 36 exposures in a reasonable amount of time. Film photography isn’t like digital, where it’s common to go out for a day and shoot hundreds of frames (“Spray and pray,” as some of my digital photographer friends call it). Film photography encourages a more deliberate approach, taking care with each exposure. Which means that it can take a very long time to shoot an entire roll of 36 photos. I developed a roll yesterday that had pictures of rain in our neighborhood, and it hasn’t rained in months.

How to Recode / Edit the DX barcode on 35mm Film Canisters

The DX barcode on a 35mm roll of film is there, in part, to tell the camera it’s put into what ISO the film is. The majority of cameras from the mid 80’s onwards read this code automatically via either electrical or optical readers. Some cameras allow the user to override this code, but many, …

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