A camera can use non-perforated film if the teeth mechanism does not connected with shutter, and film feed mechanism does not rely on the teeth. This probably gets rid of 99.99% 35mm cameras ever manufactured.
Some medium format camera, with custom made 35mm adapter, can use non-perforated film. I have a Pentax 6x7 camera that is perfect for this purpose. It produces great 35mm panoramic images.
I think Kodak EIR film is no longer available in 100' perforated bulk rolls but is available in a wide sized rolls. It can be sliced to fit into 35mm film cartridges. Past few years people has been sliced it to fit medium format cameras but not 35mm cameras due to perforation requirements of most 35mm cameras.
Some older film (828?) does not have perforations but 1) may need backing paper; 2) may need to use an old camera not quite capable.
Leica is a great photographic tool, not just a decorative piece. If Leica can (safely) use non-perforated 35mm film, I would like to try it out. I have some 35mm non-perforated film sitting idle in the storage. But I need to check if 35mm non-perforated color film can be processed through the machine.
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