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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Samsung Film In A Samsung Camera

I had this brilliant idea to shoot some old Samsung Prime Color 400 film in one of my Samsung point and shoot 35mm film cameras. The only problem I could foresee having was that said film was long-expired and you can't adjust the film speed setting on the camera to compensate for this. It can only sense the film speed by reading the DX code on the film cannister and setting the camera's sensor for only that speed. But, I found out that you can "fool" the camera into thinking the film is whatever speed you want to shoot it at by changing the DX code on the film cartridge. So, that's what I did. I made the camera think it was shooting 50 ISO speed film instead of the 400 film it actually was. The expirement was a success and here are a few shots from that roll:
Here's when the pictures were taken:
Camera:  Samsung Maxima Zoom 105 Ti
Lens:  Samsung SHD Zoom Lens 38-105mm
Film: Samsung Prime Color 400 (expired 05/2013, shot @50 ISO)
Date:  October 31st, 2020
Location:  Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A.
And then I developed the film and here's that process:

Developing Chemicals:  Unicolor C-41
Water pre-soak:  1 minute at 102 degrees
Developer:  3 mins. and 30 secs. at 102 degrees
Water rinse:  2 minutes (to keep chemicals clean)
Blix:  6 ½ minutes at 102 degrees
Water rinse:  2 minutes at approx. 102 degrees
Stabilizer:  1 minute at room temperature
Water rinse:  2 minutes
Kodak Photo-Flo 200:  1 minute