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Disc film

Kodak introduced disc film in 1982. This uncommon film format came in the form of flat disc fully housed within in a plastic cartridge. Each disc holds fifteen 10 x 8 mm exposures, arranged around the outside of the disc – very small in comparison with the much more common 35mm film format.

But because the disc film produced photo prints of disappointing quality, it was discontinued and disappeared from the market again just six years after it arrived.

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Developed or not?

If you don’t know if there is still film in the cartridge, or whether it’s been used or not, take it to a photo lab. They might be able to develop the film or tell you that it’s empty. But don’t get your hopes up too soon – many labs can’t develop disc film anymore.

To find a photo lab near you, have a look here.

Other film formats

In addition to disc film, numerous other film formats are used in photography. You can find a handy overview here.

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Did you know …

… disc film is sometimes confused with View-Master reels? This is a round disc with six pairs of small, almost identical photos opposite each other which produce a 3D effect. You can find more info about the View-Master reel here.

Meer info over de View-Masterschijf vind je hier.

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