Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
Yes, I know about those re-fills. Here is a photo of such refill:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancephoto/6178375724/
But to my understanding the 135 cassettes were packaged the same way.
older:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi.../Orwo-np22.jpg
more recent:http://cloud.lomography.com/576/324/...2353816585.jpg
You're right about ORWO packaging. Soviet films however came without cassettes by default. I can't recall seeing any of those films coming with a cassette, although I can't rule out they might have in exceptional cases. Most of the Soviet films were loaded into used ORWO or Foma cassettes. Foma's metal cassettes were especially popular because of their ruggedness. ORWO also had thin aluminium canisters with plastic caps for their transparency films like UT18, those were also re-used in SU.