Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/26

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Subject: Re: Fake DX
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 12:02:02 -0500

Porters Camera Store has the solution- stick on foil labels with different
DX ISOs; They have a really huge catalog printed on tabloid size newsprint.
Seem to have everything photographic except Leicas!
- -----Original Message-----
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, 26 November, 1997 11:43 AM
Subject: Fake DX

>>Has anyone ever tried making up fake DX gizmos? What if you took a
>>cassette for the speed you need, took it apart, and cut out the
>>of the metal shell with the DX pattern on it, and then just stuck this
>>another cassette with double-sided tape, so that it would have a DX
>>for a different speed?
>I've got a doctor at our hospital who has a DX only type camera.  We
>bulk roll all of our film but all of the re-usable Konica cassettes I
>have are DX coded at 100 and he wants to use 400.   So I've made a few
>cassettes scratching away the black non-conducting areas and putting
>scotch tape over the metal conducting areas to change the coding.  It
>works, but I'm not sure I would want to do it on a regular basis.  It's
>easier to use exposure compensation or manual DX settings.
>Duane Birkey
>HCJB World Radio
>Quito Ecuador