Talk:127 film

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Maco brand 127 film[edit]

There's Maco brand 127 film, but I don't know if this has not been resized and repackaged by the company that makes Efke. (What's the source for the statement that only Efke makes it?)

A month or so ago I came across a whole site dedicated to the use (as opposed to collection, fondling, etc.) of cameras with 127 film. I vaguely remember that the domain name was something numerical, using either "127" or "4x4", but I can't find it. Tips? -- Hoary 10:03, August 15, 2005 (UTC)

I've found this and I'm adding it to the list of links. -- Hoary 12:54, 27 November 2005 (UTC)


I added some section headers. I'm not very familiar with the content so if someone knows of any better header names please change as appropriate. JohnCub 13:54, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

C. F. Foth & Co[edit]

Why is their use of 24x36mm so odd that it's in the introduction? The statement seems to be a random piece of trivia. (talk) 01:19, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

I didn't get this either, as it doesn't make clear why (if at all) it might be relevant. Matter of fact, I'd just tagged it as "Relevant?"
Then I noticed you'd made the same observation four years ago, and I'd decided to delete it (even if it has relevance, it shouldn't be up to the reader to figure out why an apparent non-sequiteur is important), but the person who originally added it is still active, so I've asked them. :-) Ubcule (talk) 23:50, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
See also User_talk:Egil#127_film_-_relevance_of_C.F._Foth_comment.3F. Ubcule (talk) 23:54, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
It is actually quite relevant, in the context. But maybe the explanation was not clear. Most cameras used 12 film for 4x4 cm images. But the "Derby" used a 24x36 mm format for images on 127 film. I though that was worth mentioning. Since you have been nice enough to delete it, I will revert it with a ref added. Egil (talk) 14:30, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
I *didn't* delete it; I changed my mind and left it in place- albeit with the tag- when I noticed you were still active.
However, thanks for clarifying it; I see what you were saying now. Ubcule (talk) 15:06, 11 June 2013 (UTC)


Purma made cameras which used 127 film. There were at least two models; the "Purma Special" had an image 1.25" (32mm) square, 16 exposures per roll; the 8-exposure numbering along the centre of the backing paper was used - there were two windows in the camera back, to reveal each number twice. There was also an earlier model called the "Purma Speed", also 127, but I don't know the image size or number of exposures.

  • Purves, Frederick (1948). Purma Guide (1st ed.). London: Focal Press. pp. 6,17. The Purma takes V.P. (Nos. 27 and 127) films  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

--Redrose64 (talk) 18:49, 29 July 2009 (UTC)