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03-29-2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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what made a camera can 'eat' a non perforated films?

i just being offered a bulk of non perforated film by friend of mine. while he quite sure that his Canon Eos 1v can use that kind a type of film. I have a doubt about my PENTAX automatic SLR can use that. so what actually is non perforated film? why they made it? what happened then, seem we didnt find it anymore now. And which camera can use it? and how about Pentax. Any comment will be appreciated.

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You will damage your camera if you use it. Unperforated 35mm was used in cheaper school portrait cameras. It can also be used in 126 cassettes.

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Maybe the EOS has a mechanism that works entirely off the take-up spool and is designed to use other methods to guide and "count" (ie, measure,) the film. It'd be possible, but I doubt it.

Use in any normal camera with sprockets, though, would be very bad.
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so it doesnt? we still have to wait until the film reach us. and maybe we can have the answer. meanwhile i will still appreciate some comment.



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With many (most?) cameras it is the sprocket that moves the film. That is why attempting to wind past the end of the roll results in torn sprocket holes. Good luck, but I suspect you might end up trying to find a place to cut the sprocket holes for you.


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According to some threads over at APUG, the Canon EOS 10s or 10qt will use unperforated film. Otherwise, people make 828 or 126 from it. 35mm camera for film with no perforation Unperforated film with 35mm SLR

It seems to me that even if you didn't damage your sprocket-driven camera with this film, the teeth in the sprocket would hold the unperforated fim away from being flat.
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You can use these film on 120 camera, there is a adapter cost like 30USD on ebay, you can load these film or usual 135 film on the 120 magazine.
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