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06-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #106
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The Wikipedia entry on 135 film says Kodak introduced 135 in 1934. I once had a copy of the first 135 (35mm cart) still camera, the nifty German 1934 Kodak Retina I folder. So 135 has been around almost 4/5 century. Not bad. Not quite as long as 78 rpm records, but not bad...
I'd say that is the better part of a century. Kodak used to turn out a new film format a year.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
The Wikipedia entry on 135 film says Kodak introduced 135 in 1934. I once had a copy of the first 135 (35mm cart) still camera, the nifty German 1934 Kodak Retina I folder. So 135 has been around almost 4/5 century. Not bad. Not quite as long as 78 rpm records, but not bad...
The 78 only lasted until the 60's (and by that point it was in 3rd world countries only, apparently there are Beatles 78s from India)

So 135 has crushed that record (pun intended) still being in production

Aside from that try to find a new turntable for 78's hens teeth are easier to find, for a long time someone i know was doing conversions for collectors, the correct needle is a bugger to get as well
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On the other hand, Kodak introduced 120 film in 1901. 110 years old and still going strong. I used my No.2 Folding Pocket Brownie from around 1913 this year, and this relative youngster still produces photographs!
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On the other hand, Kodak introduced 120 film in 1901. 110 years old and still going strong. I used my No.2 Folding Pocket Brownie from around 1913 this year, and this relative youngster still produces photographs!
127 was introduced in 1912. It is still around mainly because of boutiques and collectors. I sort of consider it a "baby" medium format. It was too bad that not more upper end bodies used it.

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127 was introduced in 1912. It is still around mainly because of boutiques and collectors. I sort of consider it a "baby" medium format. It was too bad that not more upper end bodies used it.
Yes...it is indeed a pity! I remember shooting 127 in my parent's brownie in the mid-1960s (my first exposure to photography). I know several "cult" photogs here in the Portland area that shoot 127 using various box cameras and folders and now that I have the "baby" Yashica-44, I guess I am part of the club. Fortunately, there are local sources for the film!


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(...should really consider finishing the roll of Rollei Crossbird 200 that is in the Y-44...)
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127 "superslides" rock!

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127 "superslides" rock!
Any suggestions for scanning 127, either strips or as mounted slides?

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(Seriously considering shooting 35mm film in the Yashica-44...the cartridges will fit...)
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Any suggestions for scanning 127, either strips or as mounted slides?

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(Seriously considering shooting 35mm film in the Yashica-44...the cartridges will fit...)
As you know, I've scanned them using the 120 holder, I simply left one edge hanging free. If there's too much curl I think a bit of tape across to support the film won't do much harm.

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As you know, I've scanned them using the 120 holder, I simply left one edge hanging free. If there's too much curl I think a bit of tape across to support the film won't do much harm.
I tried that and the tape, but was defeated by film curl. I finally taped the negatives to the scanner glass, but was not happy with the results. There is also the issue of tape residue on the glass One option I haven't tried is to scan mounted as "super-slides" using the 35mm slide holder on the V700 and then manual select the scan area.


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you could take Xacto knife to some mounting board or other thick stuff, and make your own sandwich. The problem might be whether the scanner gets confused about what it is looking at.
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you could take Xacto knife to some mounting board or other thick stuff, and make your own sandwich. The problem might be whether the scanner gets confused about what it is looking at.
That is another option, and probably the most viable. I have read of people making an insert of thin polystyrene sheet to fit in the opening of the Epson negative holder. The challenge is to retain the plane of focus.


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127 "superslides" are 4x4 cm transparencies mounted in 2x2" mounts.
That's the same outside dimensions as standard 35mm slides, but the mask opening is much larger.

Why couldn't these be scanned like you would any 35mm slide?
If so, why not mount 127 negative frames individually in the same fashion?

Please forgive my admitted lack of scanner experience...

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There are absolutely no labs in my area that process film in house anymore. Very sad and it's forced me to sell off all of my film bodies, as there is no use to keep them, use them, then wait weeks and risk losing the shots in the mail waiting for their development.

I feel film is really only good for medium and large format, or any size transparencies, as 35mm prints have now been surpassed digitally. I wanted to keep at least one 35mm body for slides, but since no one around here processes them anymore, I've sold off my last film body last year.
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...One option I haven't tried is to scan mounted as "super-slides" using the 35mm slide holder on the V700 and then manual select the scan area...
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127 "superslides" are 4x4 cm transparencies mounted in 2x2" mounts.
That's the same outside dimensions as standard 35mm slides, but the mask opening is much larger.

Why couldn't these be scanned like you would any 35mm slide?
If so, why not mount 127 negative frames individually in the same fashion?

Please forgive my admitted lack of scanner experience...

Chris
You can scan them in mount on both my scanners, but the Nikon 5000 ED will only scan the 24x36 portion of the frame! I cannot say for the Epson V700 (my other scanner), though I suspect that at the very least, I can use the slide holder and manual select the scan area.


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Long enough for me - I just won an MZ-s with grip for a fair price on the evilbay! Did not think any film SLR would appeal enough ever to supplant my OM4Ti, but I am gonna give this one a trial with a couple of FA Limiteds and see what happens.

i anticipate *love*. : )
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