Lomo Quick Hacks: Turn Your 110 Film into ISO 400

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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.

NOTE:

  • 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.

A few samples from our "pushed" 110 film cartridge

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Learn a thing or two with our long list of tips, tricks, and camera hacks here in the Magazine!

written by cheeo on 2020-10-27 #gear #tutorials #tips #tutorial #110-film #camera-hack

One Comment

  1. berlin-runner
    berlin-runner ·

    Be courageous - more about 110 cameras and films in the magazine, please!
    Thank you Lomography for continuing to produce the films.
    My first camera as a kid was the Agfamatic 2000 Pocket.
    I hope I can find they someday...

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