Make Your Own DIY DX Code Labels!

2014-06-01 1

A problem is only a problem if you can’t make a way around it. Luckily, this tipster can get you pushing your ISO to the extreme or make your way around cameras that use DX codes to match your ISO settings!

Ingenuity knows no bounds. And this quick and easy tipster is one example. We spotted this film tipster by Instructables member Hazard and he shows us how to neatly and effectively “fool” your DX code reading cameras with a simple technique.

All you’ll need are:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear adhesive sheet
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • And a cutter
  • Printer to print the label layout


1. Prepare the materials.

2. Next, print the labels. Hazard provided the templates he used for his tipster.

Download it here and here.

3.Then, cut the labels and remove the black parts with the cutter. These paper strips will serve as your template.

Bend the paper in half to make the next steps easier.

4. Next, cut a piece of foil to make your DX codes.

5. Stick the foil to the exposed parts of the adhesive in the label you cut out. Make sure you match the edge of the foil to make sure your camera reads the “new” DX code.

6. Peel apart the remaining paper in your template and mark the direction of the label and the ISO value and you’re all set.

He also provided a quick video tutorial for the whole lot.

Load it up as you finish and you’re all good. Happy shooting!

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Instructables.

written by cheeo on 2014-06-01 #videos #gear #tutorials #diy #35mm #tipster #foil #dx-codes

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