Samsung Impax 300i APS camera

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Not one to waste film I finished a half complete roll of film in a Samsung APS film camera.  APS film does not age well but that’s okay the internet is forgiving.

Here is one of the images that was already on the roll. untitled-4600

I imagine it was probably taken by a family member and original owner of the camera who then put the camera away until the battery was flat and couldn’t be bothered to buy another one so just donated, it I wish them all well.

The champagne colour Samsung Impax 300i sports a 28-80mm  8 element lens.  On the front it is silkscreened with an aperture range of  f4.2-11 but Samsung’s own advertising at the time claimed a 4.6 – 10.6 range not a huge difference but its odd that the claims vary.

Shooting what film was already in the camera was a gamble and in no way is indicative of what the camera probably can do with a decent roll but it is APS film after all.  A film format that started bad and over time gets worse, enjoy.  It’s interesting that the previously exposed images took on a pee soup colour while my fresh exposures have a washed out cyan look all contained on the same roll.  I suppose that the earlier images taken when the film had greater sensitivity were able to remain stored in their latent form better than the unexposed film was able to survive the loss of sensitivity over time.


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