Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
You are right, I wrote 127 and I meant 110. I was surprises those new 110 rolls were pre-flashed with frame boundaries. I actually would be surprised just the same for any format.
All 110 film, even the old rolls, were pre-flashed. I believe it has to do with the cheap meniscus lenses in most 110 cameras. Since the lenses were low-quality, you had a distinct loss of sharpness in the corners; so much that people in tests complained. Instead of using better quality lenses, Kodak put frame boundaries in in order to prevent photofinishers from using the softer edges of the image.