there is no point in using a disposable over and over again when you could just buy a cheap better camera with focusing, autoexposure etc
Well they're called disposable for a reason. One use, then dispose of them. While I'm sure you may be able to refill them (maybe), but disposables cost the same amount as a roll of film. They're like 6 dollars, so if you wanna shoot disposables, just keep buying them.
the problem comes from two things. i like the look of a disposable, but also you have to pay for the cost of the camera and the developing, so it comes in to like 15-20 per go. i wonder if you could replicate the look on a normal point and shoot.
and focusing is irrevalent if your camera if shooting f10 all the time, you've got to try really hard to take an out of focus disposable pic. and i'm getting so tired of DOF anyways i like the deep focus.
i like the simplicity of it. if i cared about autoexposure and focus i'd use my nice digital camera. disposable is nice because they are built like fucking tanks and i don't have to constantly worry about breaking my glass when everybody around me is going crazy.
you can mad refill disposables. you have to reuse the can the disposable film came in so ask your lab to give you yours back and a couple extra. then you gotta pull off the film out of a fresh roll (tape the tongue to one of the extra cans you got from the lab and transfer it tongue first into the empty can) get to the tail end of fresh roll and tape that to a disposable can.
now you should be looking at a fresh roll of film rolled headfirst into an empty can with the butt end taped to the another empty can (the one you going to use in your disposable.)
set your disposable film counter to 26 or 27 frames remaining and go to a dark room and pull the film out of the can. you will have to roll the film and shove it in the let hand side of the disposable. then put the can in on the right hand size. strap the back on and you are ready to shoot.
i like the look of disposables but more than that you can load black and white and you can load slide for xpro (dont shoot slides normal cause it comes out like shit cause slides got no lattitude) also you can rock disposables in the rain and snow and in dog shit conditions. when pussys are shook on bringing there dslr or contax t2 out, you will still have a chance to get the shot. which is what counts in the end right?
also most disposables are 400asa which means if you put 100 in it you should only use it in the bright light. i usually put in 800 just cause the chances of me using a disposable in bright light conditions are rare (only exception is snow)