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Free Exposure Guide Inside a Film Box

Every time we open a box of film, we usually don't take into consideration the box that it came it. Before throwing away the box, take a closer look first. You might find something useful.

I don´t know how you do it, but when I buy film either in a shop or bulk on ebay, the first thing I do is to discard and throw away the boxes. They just take away too much room and besides the expiration date (which we lomographers don´t care about) carry no information not to be seen on the film canister itself.

So I rip them apart brutally and throw them away. Recently I bought eight boxes of Kodak VR 100 that were expired in 1997. The first thing I noticed were the retro boxes in Kodak’s trademark yellow. But never mind, the boxes had to go. When I ripped the second one apart I noticed that beside the usual bla-bla-barely-readable instructions there was a graphic inside.

I opend the third box carefully and found a nice graphic exposure guide inside it. Wow, I thought, that might become handy, not only due to it´s perfect size.

So when you rip your next film box open maybe take a closer look inside it. Otherwise, feel free to copy my free exposure guide.

written by zark and translated by zark

5 comments

  1. zark

    zark

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    Make sure if you stick it to a camera, you remember that it's only for the ISO type it came with! You'll need to adjust for other ISO films.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. evelyna

    evelyna

    is this an Olympus OM-10?

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. zark

    zark

    @evelyna: It´s a Kiev 4 AM.
    @adam_g2000: Thats why I wrote 100 iso 1/125 second on it.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. marcustegtmeier

    marcustegtmeier

    Nice, I'll have to look in my next box of film.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam

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