Alternative to Solaris Instamatic 126

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  1. markw

    markw Member

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    A trusted vendor has suggested that Solaris 126 cartridges will no longer be manufactured. I hope to feed my Instamatic 500 with Adox 126 cartridges, but worry that they may be re-labelled items from the same manufacturer.

    Can anyone give me insight into whether Adox 126 Kodapak-style instamatic cartridges are, in fact, Solaris products?

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    Mark
     
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    Isn't the Adox stuff B&W?
     
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    Actually I looked into the Adox cartridges, and what I read suggested it was colour. So my conclusion was it was re-branded Solaris, sadly, but that's more an educated guess than anything.
     
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    It's colour

    I can confirm it is colour, 200 ASA. It is branded "Adocolour" (or -color...don't remember). Put through an Instamatic 500 with Xenar, one gets beautiful prints...I get white borders on square prints...looks just like in my parent's old photo albums. Probably a bit odd colour rendition compared to consumer Kodak film.

    I wish I could get B&W instamatic. That would be wonderful.

    M
     
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    Opps, I see that the source (Wikipedia and the Canadian vendor) say that the last run is March 2007, so production hasn't stopped, but I am being encouraged to grab it while it lasts (which is typically longer than one might think).
     
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    The Adox 126 is rebadged Ferrania Solaris colour print film. Ferrania are the last manufacturer of 126 film.