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List of Film Sizes

We are attempting to list film sizes, and information on these.

Originally prints were made by a contact method as enlargers were not available, and so negatives had to be the same size as the prints required. This resulted in a wide range of cameras of different sizes and correspondingly different sizes of negatives.

See also Early Photo Sizes   

Film

Type

From

TO

Size

Qty

Notes

101

roll film

1895

1956

3" 3"

 

 

102

roll film

1896

1933

1" 2"

 

One flange has gear teeth

103

roll film

1896

1949

3" 4"

 

 

104

roll film

1897

1949

4" 3"

 

 

105

roll film

1897

1949

2" 3"

 

Like 120 film with 116-size flanges

106

for roll holder

1898

1924

3" 3"

 

Roll holder films were wound inside out

107

for roll holder

1898

1924

3" 4"

 

 

108

for roll holder

1898

1929

4" 3"

 

 

109

for roll holder

1898

1924

4" 5"

 

 

110
(early roll film)

for roll holder

1898

1929

5" 4"

 

No relation to the later 110 cartridge format for "pocket" cameras.

110
("Pocket Instamatic")

cartridge

1972

2009

13 17 mm

 

Introduced with Kodak's "Pocket Instamatic" series

111

for roll holder

1898

Unknown

6" 4"

 

 

112

for roll holder

1898

1924

7" 5"

 

 

113

for roll holder

1898

Unknown

9 12 cm

 

 

114

for roll holder

1898

Unknown

12 9 cm

 

 

115

roll film

1898

1949

6" 4"

 

 

116

roll film

1899

1984

2" 4"

 

Like 616 film with wider flanges

117

roll film

1900

1949

2" 2"

12

Like 620 spool with 120 keyslot

118

roll film

1900

1961

3" 4"

 

3.474" spool

119

roll film

1900

1940

4" 3"

 

 

120

roll film

1901

Present

2" 3"
6 cm 7 cm
2" 2"
2" 1⅝"

8
10
12
16

 

121

roll film

1902

1941

1⅝" 2"

 

 

122

roll film

1903

1971

3" 5"

6 or 10

Postcard format

123

roll film

1904

1949

4" 5"

 

 

124

roll film

1905

1961

3" 4"

 

3.716" spool - same picture size as 118 with longer spool

125

roll film

1905

1949

3" 2" x 2

 

for stereo pairs

126
(early roll film)

roll film

1906

1949

4" 6"

 

No relation to the 126 cartridge format introduced in 1963.

126
("Instamatic")

cartridge

1963

2008

26.5 26.5 mm

12, 20 (later 24)

Introduced with first "Instamatic" cameras under the name "Kodapak"

127

roll film

1912

Present

1⅝" 2"
1⅝" 1⅝"
1⅝" 1"

8
12
16

"Vest Pocket"

128

roll film

1912

1941

1" 2"

 

for Houghton Ensignette #E1[

129

roll film

1912

1951

1⅞" 3"

 

for Houghton Ensignette #E2

130

roll film

1916

1961

2⅞" 4⅞"

 

 

135

35mm

cartridge

1934

Present

24  36 mm

24 or 36

formerly available in 12, 20, or 72 exposures

220

roll film

1965

Present

varies

8, 10, 12 or 16

Twice as long as 120, no backing paper

235

loading spool

1934

Unknown

24 36 mm

 

35 mm film in daylight-loading spool

240 / APS

cartridge

1996

Present

30.2 16.7 mm

15, 25, or 40

Daylight, Transparency, Black & White (Chromogenic 400CN)

335

stereo pairs

1952

Unknown

24 24 mm

 

For stereo pairs

435

loading spool

1934

Unknown

24 36 mm

 

35 mm film in daylight-loading spool

50

for roll holder

1915

March 1941

3" 2"

 

for Graflex rollholder

51

for roll holder

1915

Feb. 1951

4" 3"

 

for Graflex rollholder

52

for roll holder

1915

March 1949

5" 3"

 

for Graflex rollholder

53

for roll holder

1915

Feb. 1951

5" 4"

 

for Graflex rollholder

54

for roll holder

1915

March 1949

7" 5"

 

for Graflex rollholder

500

film pack

1911

1948

1" 2⅜"

12

redefined 1921 as 1⅝ x 2/₁₆

515

film pack

1905

1955

5" 7"

12

 

516

film pack

1909

1955

2" 4"

12

 

518

film pack

1903

1976

3" 4"

12 sheets

 

520

film pack

1906

1976

2" 3"

16 sheets

 

522

film pack

1904

1955

3" 5"

12 sheets

3A postcard

523

film pack

1904

 

4" 5"

12 sheets

 

526

film pack

1920

1941

4 6"

 

 

531

film pack

1926

1941

2 9/32
5 11/32

 

6 cm 13 cm

540

film pack

1920

1941

1 4

 

 

541

film pack

1920

1941

3 4

12

9 cm 12 cm

542

film pack

1911

1948

3 5

 

7.5 cm 13.5 cm

543

film pack

1920

1948

3 5

12

10 cm 15 cm

616

roll film

1931

1984

2" 4" or 2" 2⅛"

6, later 8

Similar to 116 film but on a thinner spool

620

roll film

1932

1995

 

 

Similar to 120 film but on a thinner spool

828

roll film

1935

1985

28 40 mm,

8

35mm, one perforation per frame Bantam

35

roll film

1916

1933

1" 1"

 

35 mm unperforated

00 UniveX

roll film

1933

 

1" 1⅛"

6

made by Gevaert

Hit (a.k.a. Mycro)

roll film

1937

unknown

14 14 mm

10

17.5 mm; used in imported miniature toy cameras

Disc

cassette

1982

1998

8  11 mm

 

 

Half-frame

cartridge

later than 1934

Present

18  24 mm

48 or 72

135 film in "half-frame" cameras

Minox

cartridge

1938

Present

8 11 mm

15, 36 or 50

nominally 9.5 mm wide (in reality 9.2-9.3 mm)

Karat

cartridge

1936

1963

 

 

Early AGFA cartridge for 35 mm film

Rapid

cartridge

1964

1990s

 

12

AGFA cartridge for 35 mm film (replaced Karat, same system)

SL

cartridge

1958

1990

24x36 mm
24x24 mm
18x24 mm

12
16
24

Orwo Schnell-Lade Kassette for 35 mm film

Kassette 16

cartridge

1978

1990s

13 x 17 mm

20

Orwo, 16 mm wide, central perforation (holes between frames)
Introduced exclusively for the Pentacon k16 camera

This list will continue to grow as we come across new information.

A lot of information was extracted from Wikipedia in the creation of this list.

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