What kind of film formats are there?
Historically they have been many, far too many to talk about here. Right now (mid year 2015), the current films are 35mm, 120 and maybe APS then the instant formats like Fuji Instax, Instax Wide and Instax Mini. Impossible is making film for Polaroid SX-70, 600 cameras and Spectra type. The old peel apart film is mostly gone. So here is what is still around.
35mm looks like this, the film has sprocket holes cut into both sides and running the length of the film. Usually it is very easy to load the newer camera, the older ones the film has to be wound onto a take up spindle, while the back was open.
120 film, also called medium format looks like this to the right. The only thing protecting the film is a paper cover. the film had to loaded on a spindle in the camera in the light and advanced to a point. Not the easiest to load, unless you know how to load and where to stop the film. Some models require you to slip the film under a roller for it to work properly.
APS (Advanced Photo System) ain’t so advanced, and Kodak just left it to rot on the dust heap of technology. It was a great system with potential. The film looks like this and the cameras were easy load, one way only, no mistakes. This film is almost all gone now, and no film manufacturer has started making it again. the only stock are left overs and are mostly out of date now.
Then there were the other formats that you can no longer buy film for…110, 118, 126, 127, 616, 818, 620, 220 and disk. These are various shapes and sizes, and dimensions of what was available in the past.
Polaroid film has been replaced by Impossible Film, and it fits into most integral pack film cameras. These are the films where the picture comes out the front and develops while you watch it. No pealing apart the picture, no shaking. The nice thing about integral film is the film pack has the film, and batteries built right in. So every time you change film packs, you get fresh batteries.
So whether your camera is an SX-70, a 600, Time Zero, Impulse, a Talker, a Captiva or Spectra, then most likely you can use it with the Impossible film. If your not sure, stop in or call us 864-583-6835