Thank God film, like music, has no language barrier.
Why is there roll-film and type-135? For historic reasons of course. But both are rolled.
As rollfilm is no longer feasable as generic term, and "rolled film" is ambiguous I use "spooled film".
I must admit I don't see the idea behind that "Instant" camera. Aside of a language issue as indicated above, could there be another reason? I'm usally slow on the uptake. (I would not even have thought of single-use cameras.)
By the way: "disposible camera" is no good term either: from the point of the user, it is not disposed but handed in for processing. From the point of the lab, it is recycled. (I got such cameras, that just got new film, battery and paper cover and were back on sale.)
"one time use camera" is what every lab I've worked for calls them.
I almost crashed my car yesterday driving past a drugstore who has a "electronic moving message sign" announcing that they still process 110 and 126 film. One day I'll have to go in and meet the photo people to see if they sell any of those formats.
My mother and father wasted ten thousands of dollars to English courses and my teenager years was a torture. But I learned that English as much as I can write and understand at APUG. Now its time for German and Russian.Quote:
I should add that after reading some British publications, it's clear to me that lots of people in England are no better at their language than we are!
I Also used the glass (plastic) lenses from these to make sharper home made (pinhole) cameras. I got some great results. -Again don't do this as you could get a lethal zap from the capacitor when you take the camera apart.