bluedrag (bluedrag) wrote,


When I get a developed and scanned roll of film in the lab, the first thing to do is to try to remember when each frame was shot and then modify the files to embed as much info as possible, like this:

exiftool -overwrite_original -all= -Comment='Roll #1 (Kodak Tri-X 400); January-February 2015' -ISO=400 -Make=Minolta -Model='Minolta SRT 202' -FocalLength='135 mm' -Lens='Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 135mm f/2.8' -DateTimeOriginal='2015:02:02 00:00:00' -FNumber=2.8 -ExposureTime=1/250 80700033.jpg

(unfortunately, there are no EXIF tags for the type of film used, as far as I can tell).

I define environment variables for different lenses to make the command line shorter and more consistent:

export MINOLTA_28="-Make=Minolta -Model='Minolta SRT 202' -FocalLength='28 mm' -Lens='Minolta MD W.Rokkor-X 28mm f/2.8'"
export MINOLTA_50="-Make=Minolta -Model='Minolta SRT 202' -FocalLength='50 mm' -Lens='Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4'"
export MINOLTA_135="-Make=Minolta -Model='Minolta SRT 202' -FocalLength='135 mm' -Lens='Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 135mm f/2.8'"
export MINOLTA_200="-Make=Minolta -Model='Minolta SRT 202' -FocalLength='200 mm' -Lens='Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 200mm f/3.5'"
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