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"agfa is still making 110 film" comment[edit]

agfa is still making 110 film. it is private-labeled by walgreens. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tfinn (talkcontribs). posted 8:17, 21 September 2005.

Note: Agfa's photo division (which had been sold off by Agfa) has gone bankrupt since this comment was made; they don't make anything now. Fourohfour 15:56, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

The local photo shop to me still has a few boxes of the stuff on the shelves, I'll have to see what brand it is when I next go in for something ... it wasn't Kodak or Agfa, that I'm pretty certain of. Kinda a nice discovery but a sad thing as well, I was looking for something in a box of old junk our house's spare room, and found a working (?) Kodak Ektra 12-EF (for 'electronic flash'!) that I used to use (which has since been revealed as the first camera my aunt ever bought - probably late 70s), still with an unused roll of 110 in it. Now I just have to think of 24 worthwhile subjects to use this on, possibly the last 110 I'll ever shoot :-/ Suggestions welcomed! (I can then maybe upload one or two as 'example quality' pictures - they should be reasonably good, the camera may only be one of the bogstandard flat-slab models (think early-90s cellphone), but it IS a genuine Kodak. It certainly outperformed the APS I tried to replace it with, if I remember!) (talk) 13:31, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Kodak 110 discontinued in Australia ?[edit]

I remember several years ago at a Kodak store that 110 well not be available shorty afterwards . I can't conform it but any help could improve this article . Richardson j (talk) 23:28, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Walgreens still hawks house-label 110[edit]

They claim it's made in Japan. That couldn't be either Ferrania or Kodak, could it?

Current status?[edit]

"As of 2005, 110 is still manufactured by Kodak and Ferrania, but is rapidly approaching obsolescence."

We ought to be able to get more up to date than this. Moreover, apparently in 2005, 110 cameras were still being made [1], so I'd be surprised if the film format is going to die out any time soon.

We also ought to have some statement on the extent to which companies still process 110 film. I've found this; I'm not sure at the moment how best to summarise the info there or elsewhere. Moreover, the page also states that "Fuji and Ferrania are still producing stocks", contrary to the article at the moment. Does this mean that Fuji has started making them again, or that the statement is inaccurate and the Fuji films still on sale were made a few years ago (in which case they'll have deteriorated a bit)? -- Smjg (talk) 16:10, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Here in Japan you can buy Holga(?) Holga-like(?) 110 cameras that come with 110 film. Up until a few months ago (haven't checked recently) I could still get Fuji Super G and Kodak Gold 400 in 110 format. Are we sure that Fuji is no longer making this film? --Timepilot (talk) 00:25, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

I checked a few days ago and Kodak Gold 400 and Fuji Super G 100 are still available. Asking at a local photo shop however, they confirmed that Fujifilm will indeed be ending production, sometime this Fall (2008). I haven't heard any news on Kodak.

There are some toy cameras available in Japan that use 110 film. As far as I know they are still being made. I've asked at two photo shops locally and there are still some customers using the format.

Does anyone want to link to sites discussing the respooling of 110 film or is that off topic? --Timepilot (talk) 06:49, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Pocket Carousel Projector[edit]

There would be no reason to use a brighter lamp. The 110 slides whether in standard mounts or in the little mounts + adaptors when shown via a regular projector, whether you move the projector back or use the zoom lens to fill the screen, either way there is a great deal of light wasted on the larger slide area, an area going unused with the tiny film. The Pocket Carousel projector might have no greater power than its larger cousin but because now the light is being concentrated on the smaller 110 size the end result on the screen will be brighter, maybe as bright as the regular projector showing regular 35mm slides. Maybe it should be reworded to indicate they didn't have this problem because they were designed to make efficient use of the smaller aperture. But, you can't do that just because I said so. It would have to be sourced. But then again, I don't see any source about them having brighter lamps. (talk) 05:11, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Clip on cameras.[edit]

Several companies made very simple cameras that clipped onto the middle of a 110 cartridge. The film had to be manually advanced while watching the number window on the back. Viewfinders were a simple open aperture. On may of them the shutter was not connected with the film advance, it would snap any time the button or lever was pressed, making accidental or intentional multiple exposures easy to do. I don't know if any were made with pinhole 'lenses', all of them I ever saw had cheap plastic lenses. They used to be prizes in capsule or bubble vending machines, typically one or two at a time amongst a ton of junk. Here's a 'shoot out' between the Micro-Pet 110 and the SPY-CAM Keychain, just two of many 110 clip ons. Bizzybody (talk) 02:52, 1 December 2010 (UTC)