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    Perhaps the 1 is not so arbitrary. Maybe it's 1mm thickness?

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    No. The thickness is about eight thousandths of an inch. It's just a catalog number, perhaps they needed a 3-digit designation for all the rollfilm sizes.

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    I just think it is the result of some bazaar drinking game. How many unrelated products go by the name Ektar? Maybe they were compelled to accept a list of product names generated by the subjects of the CIA's lsd experiments...... It all makes sense now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrred View Post
    I just think it is the result of some bazaar drinking game.
    Oh fine. Now just try to make it into the U.S. with that admission of your Middle Eastern inclinations.

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    ^^
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Because they can

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    Great to know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrred View Post
    How many unrelated products go by the name Ektar?
    There really are an insane number of products named Ektar... From LF lenses to several totally different films, to (filters?)
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    And then there is non perforated 35mm paper backed roll film which is 828: Kodak decided to give it a single perforation and put it into plastic cartridges and voila! ::: 126. Kodak 110 has to be a recycled number. My 1904 stereo Brownie No.2 takes 116 film which is 4 inches wide. It's all marketing done by focus groups for groups who like to focus.


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    I always wondered why they didn't go with size, sheet film does after all. Maybe because picture format can vary so much? Even FF 35mm cameras varied some from 24x36 early on. Just one of those oddities we come to know.


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