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03-12-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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pentax p3n tri-x film

Hi, i just started my first photog class and have some questions. While I have been shooting film for years this will be my first time with professional grade film.

My problem is that I bought Kodak tri-x for my K-1000 and for my p3n. The film will be no problem for the k-1000 but I dont see any thing on the box of film about DX encoding, which iI need for the p3n. So my question is - does anyone know if the tri-x is encoded or is it just going to run at iso 100-the p3n's default iso setting?

I have another K1000 but i loaned it out so I thought the p3n would be a good secondary body instead. I hope i made the right choice. Also, does any one know any ISO-400 films that are DX encoded. there has to be some, right?

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I have in my hand a canister of Tri-X 400 and HP5+ 400; they both have the silver and black squares next to the barcode that indicate DX coding.

Most every modern preloaded canister is DX coded.
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As noted above, unless you are rolling your own film canisters with a bulk loader, you should be just fine with the P3n.

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thanks for the help, guys!

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i hardly doubt that the P3N doesnt have a way to manually change the ISO, thats like.. a standard feature.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
i hardly doubt that the P3N doesnt have a way to manually change the ISO, thats like.. a standard feature.
Five words: Emery. Board. And. Masking. Tape.

Also, these handy charts:

DX encoding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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its so simple its genius.
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Works for my Z-10.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
i hardly doubt that the P3N doesnt have a way to manually change the ISO, thats like.. a standard feature.
I thought the same thing. I dug up my manual, and no, there's no camera setting for non-DX film that's not ISO100.
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True, you can't manually set the film speed with the P series bodies.
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