chapter  4
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Film Options Film options for all your low-tech cameras

FEEDING YOUR PLASTIC CAMERA Film Choice: What Flavor of Film? The medium-format versions of Holgas and Dianas use 120 film, which comes wrapped around plastic reels about 2 ¼ tall and has a paper backing along the whole length of the film, with extra paper at each end. Roll film comes wrapped in foil, leading my non-photographer friends to think I always have candy in my pockets, which may also be the case. You can use black-and-white (B & W), color negative, or transparency film in low-tech cameras, but the limitations of each may affect your film choice.