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    Can anyone enlighten me the diff between DX-coded and non DX-coded film??

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    can nikon FM2 still use DX-coded film??

    thanks in advance
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    DX-coded and non-coded are the same film materials except that most auto cameras can read DX-coded films and thus, u need not adjust the ISO. it is automatically adjusted to the ISO as reflected on the film catridge.

    as for non-DX coded, u'll have to adjust the ISO settings accordingly.

    for ur FM2, it matters not whether it is DX-coded or non-coded. u still have to adjust the ISO manually.
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    ya it can. DX code is just a code using patterns along the side of your film canister to tell the camera wat film you are using. So compact cams can read the speed of the film that is placed in it. for FMs, you have to manually set the film speed. so it doesnt matter.

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    DX coding is for auto setting of the film ISO

    FM2 have to set the ISO rating manually,so the DX code is redundant..

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    WOW

    that fast response.

    at first I thought it enhance the picture quality

    thanks guys
    very much appreicated.
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