Yes, 110 film is a thing and also yes, it's quite awesome! Imagine having a camera that can fit in your pocket and uses a mini film cassette to capture your creative musings.
However, the small space on the 110 film negative could use a little more light to get frames with better image quality. And as if that wasn't an issue already, Kodak loaded ISO 400 Instamatic 110 films into ISO 110 cartridges so the resulting images could look a little on the overexposed side. The good thing is there a simple trick that can make your camera shoot Kodak Instamatic 110 films with the correct rating.
- This tutorial will work for 110 cameras that have an "Auto" function. Manual 110 cameras like the Lomography Fisheye Baby and Diana Baby won't benefit from this simple hack since they don't have an auto-exposure function.
- This won't effectively change ISO 200 films into ISO 400 films. Rather, it will 'trick' your 110 camera to shoot at ISO 400 settings.
As said earlier, the hack is pretty simple! You just have to file or trim the film cassette's notch for the speed rating so your camera can adjust its settings accordingly. The clearance on the notch for the 200 ISO rating measures about 2.5 mm so you have to trim it until the clearance reaches 6.5 mm to get the ISO 400 rating.
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