Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post

The Six Sixteen Kodak takes, not surprisingly, 616 film .

You can't buy 616 film anymore, at least not with the proper paper backing. The film itself is the same size as 70mm film (2.5" wide) but it is on a 616 spool, and has 616 paper backing.

I don't know whether there was any variation in the length of the negatives produced by these cameras - mine produces a 4.5" long negative.

There are also 116 cameras - same size film, just different (diameter) spool.

There are a few tricks you can use that will permit you to use 120 film in many of these cameras, but it is certainly much easier if you have a 616 take up spool.

If you would like, I can look on my computer at home for some links to sites where people have posted the tips and tricks they have used to adapt 120 film for use in these cameras. I also have an e-mail address for someone who, for $45 US, will send you an adapter he makes.

I think most of these cameras list the film size used inside, when you open the back. You should probably check yours first before I go further.

If you have any extra 616 spools you feel like parting with, lets talk .


Okay, you can buy 616 film and many of the odd sized films from Film For Classics. http://www.filmforclassics.com/

You have to scroll down on their Order form page to see the table of films they have and their cost. Not always cheap, but if you wanted to try an old camera, maybe it's worth it. I have bought 122 film (among other sizes) from them in the past.