Is 110 Film Gone Or Going?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Michael, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I only ask this because I own a Pentax Auto 110 and I
    can't find the Kodak 110 film at the Target store where I used
    to buy it. ( Three 24 exposure cartridges for $6.00 )

    Michael......
     
    Michael, Oct 17, 2004
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  2. Michael

    Hunt Guest

    If it has not been discontinued, it probably will be soon. Unfortunately, when
    the consumer market shifts, manufacturers find it very un-profitable to
    continue to produce an item. If you find a supply, you might want to buy it,
    and freeze what you don't use immediately. Thaw the film, before you load it,
    but it will keep for quite a period this way. You may notice some degredation
    over the years, but if you monitor it, you should be able to make some
    adjustments - providing that your camera offers that. It's tough to say
    goodbye to an old friend, but sometimes you need to retire older equipment to
    the bookshelf for display.

    You might also have luck on Google for a supplier, who has some in bulk. Who
    knows if the price will go up, or down?

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Oct 17, 2004
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  3. Might be time to invest in some modern equipment?
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Oct 17, 2004
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  4. Michael

    C J Campbell Guest

    Truly. 110 film was discontinued in 1929. :)
     
    C J Campbell, Oct 17, 2004
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  5. Michael

    KC Guest

    I don't know where you live but Fuji 110 film is really easy to find in
    Canada.



    Truly. 110 film was discontinued in 1929. :)
     
    KC, Oct 17, 2004
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  6. Michael

    C J Campbell Guest

    Missed the smiley, eh?

    110 film from 1898 to 1929 was a 4x5 roll format.
     
    C J Campbell, Oct 18, 2004
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  7. Michael

    Drifter Guest

    funny timing for this thread, I was just saying to my wife that the
    local grocery store (which used to have an EXTENSIVE film selection)
    now has the disposable cameras, one type of Polaroid film, and a few
    types of 35mm film, and that's it.


    Drifter
    "I've been here, I've been there..."
     
    Drifter, Oct 18, 2004
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  8. Michael

    Bob S Guest

    B&H shows Kodak GC 110-24, ISO 400,in stock. A bit higher than the
    old Target price, $2.99 each, but it looks like you can still get it.

    If your camera still works well and has no other problems besides film
    availability, you might buy a bunch and freeze it.

    BTW, Thats a neat little camera, almost bought one myself amny years
    ago. I got talked into an Oly OM-1 instead.....

    Good luck.

    Bob
     
    Bob S, Oct 18, 2004
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  9. Michael

    KC Guest

    Well my excuse is that I'm not THAT old!! LOL :)))



    Missed the smiley, eh?

    110 film from 1898 to 1929 was a 4x5 roll format.
     
    KC, Oct 18, 2004
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  10. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Thank's to all that responded to my post regarding 110 film
    availability. That little Pentax SLR is more of a conversation piece
    firstly to it's ability to take great pictures with it's 2.8 lenses.

    Will buy my 110 film at Walmart now for as long as they carry it.
    But with the Target price that I use to pay, and the $2.85 Fuji
    processing at Walmart, the total picture/4x5 print price cost me
    about 20 cents each.

    Thank's Bob S for the pointer to B&H. And to KC for informing
    me that Canada has plenty of it. I will pick some up when I travel
    there to get my flu shot this year.

    Michael.........
     
    Michael, Oct 25, 2004
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