I picked up a Canon sure shot 60 zoom date, 3 rolls of Fuji 200ASA film and a Polaroid OneStep for 10 cents at a yard sale today. The Canon will live in my car so I'l always have it on hand for things I find in my travels.
The only issue is that it has a date function that will imprint the date on the film. Every manual I can find online is for the non-date version. I'm just looking for a way to disable the date imprinting function so I don't ruin my photos. I've ran through all the settings and there is no off. I popped the back and shot a few ghost frames while looking at the imprint lens with night vision goggles and the only illumination I could find is a small IR light outside of the frame area that I assume counts the perforations to determine frame count or spacing.
If I can't find a manual I guess the only option is to put a small dab of black paint over the imprinting lens to stop it from printing. I didn't take any photos with it yet, but I'd hate to waste a roll just for a quick test. Hoping someone had this camera or a manual and can answer this question. FYI I tried Canon and Butkus with no luck.
Also I think I'll only shoot HP5 in this camera, is there any reason why I can't glue a small piece of a yellow Wratten filter to the back of the rear element? maybe around the lens ring. This will be between the rear element and film. Or should I just stick a small piece in the front of the lens. Both look like they will work.