All About 110 Film

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The 110 film format was introduced by Kodak in 1972. Have you had the chance to shoot with this kind of film? Most us already know about the 35mm and 120 film format. But what about 110? Find out more after the break.

Images via Camera Wiki, haydnallbutt, and Dipity.

In 1963, Kodak released a series of cameras they called Instamatic. These cameras gained popularity and were very successful, as they were easy to use and reasonably priced, too. This was a response to consumer complaints regarding loading and unloading films. The first Instamatic cameras used 126 film, but in 1972 Kodak released another film for their cameras – the 110 format.

The cartridge-based film was smaller in size than its predecessor, measuring at only 13 × 17mm per frame. It was 16mm wide, having one perforation on each frame to aid in advancing the film. Just like the 126 film, the 100 has a paper backing that has frame numbers printed on it. The Instamatic cameras had a window that would allow the user to see the frame number currently being shot.

View some 110 shots from our community members:

Credits: ethermoon, kdstevens & superlighter

Sources for this article include this post from Kodak Collector, the Wikipedia entry on 110 Film, and this post on Camerapedia.

written by jeanmendoza on 2012-05-14 #orca #lifestyle #film #kodak #110 #film-cartridge


  1. hughh
    hughh ·

    Great photos! Do you know if anyone still makes this format? I've looked for it before but the only thing I could find was 10 years expired

  2. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    wow I used to have a mickey mouse camera with 110!!! looong time ago

  3. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    My first camera was a hand-me-down kodak instamatic that belonged to my mother. I used to use this stuff exclusively as a kid in the 80's!

  4. veronica_glass
    veronica_glass ·

    j'aime ce genre d'images
    je vais faire des recherches

  5. neutral-grey
    neutral-grey ·

    I think the camera designers at Lomo should make a sweet little 110 camera and maybe even make some 110 film. Just a thought ; )

  6. rjltrevisan
    rjltrevisan ·

    I have the feeling that the guys at Lomography are planning 110 films and camera! And I say I'll be the first one in the line to get them!

  7. leelovesbikestoo
    leelovesbikestoo ·

    A tiny 110 format 'spy' camera would really compliment their product range (hint hint). However, I remember having a Kodak 110 camera back in the 80s when I was growing up, and the prints from such a small negative aren't the best, especially from a cheap'n'cheerful camera; The lens would have to be good quality to make it worthwhile in my opinion. The rest of it? Just make it as plasticky as a Holga!

  8. alix-mansell
    alix-mansell ·

    I once got one of these in a Christmas cracker. It looked a bit like this:

  9. narando001
    narando001 ·

    Sameone any idea on where I can buy them? I bought a 110 Holga, and I know where to develop the film, but finding it is almost impossible!

  10. moszewing
    moszewing ·

    110 Film WANTED >_<

  11. jimeh
    jimeh ·

    I started shooting on 110 a couple of weeks ago, takes me back to when I was a kid. Only 110 film I can find is on ebay but it CAN be found if you keep an eye out for it. If Lomo starts making 110 film that would be the bomb. My Canon 110ED would be forever grateful. ;P

  12. _marie
    _marie ·

    Someone know where to develop the film, in Paris ?? ;)
    'cause I don't find...

  13. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    I have a great 110 Minolta SLR, really great fun to use a SLR again :)

  14. fizzynothing
    fizzynothing ·

    I got a 110 at a car boot sale. The film's still in it, but I can't find anyone who still develops it or even 110 film.

  15. stipley
    stipley ·

    Really hope lomography do something with a 110 :)

  16. jvujnovi
    jvujnovi ·


    I found a mail order palce online - - that does 110. Hope it helps.

  17. bridgetj
    bridgetj ·

    I also used this stuff a LOT as a kid. I even remember the special cutting machine for 110 film & prints at the photo processing plant I worked at in the early 90s. Hmmm. Wonder if my parents still have any of our old 110 cameras floating around, packed away in the attic? I sense an attic excursion in the summer heat soon...

  18. cpetratos
    cpetratos ·

    I just bought a mini-holga that takes 110 film and I can't wait to try it! I remember this film from when I was in high school taking pictures!

  19. jensbertram
    jensbertram ·

    Great but i have a "pentacon K16" from east germany and the perforation wants to bee in the middle of the film. Left and right beside the frames sometimes will lomo modify the new film and than lives my old K16 :)

  20. kingofthebeach
    kingofthebeach ·

    Lomography have started making 110 film! Only in black and white for now though :)

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