Common film and slide types

Below are the common film types. If you have any other film sizes than listed below, please contact us with details and we'll give you a quote for transferring them to digital for you.

Mounted Slides

35mm

Standard 35mm slide

Viewable area : 35mm x 24mm - 1 3/8" x 15/16"
Frame size :50mm x 50mm or 2" square

Common manufacturers are : Kodak, Agfa, Ilford, Fuji, Boots and other unbranded makes.

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Super 35mm

Super 35mm slide

Viewable area : 35mm x 28mm - 1 3/8" x 1 1/8"
Frame size : 50mm x 50mm or 2" square

When transferred to digital approximately 1.5mm will be cropped from the top and bottom of the frame, due to the non standard height of the aperture.

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35mm Half Frame

35mm Half frame slide

Viewable area : 24mm x 18mm - 15/16" x 1/2"
Frame size : 50mm x 50mm or 2" square

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126

126 slide

Viewable area : 26mm x 26mm - 1 1/16" x 1 1/16"
Frame size : 50mm x 50mm or 2" square

When transferred to digital about 1.5mm may be cropped from the top and bottom of the frame, due to the non standard height of the aperture.

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110

110 slide

Viewable area : 17mm x 13mm.
Frame size : 50mm x 50mm or 2" square

The aperture is around a quarter of the size of a standard 35mm frame, therefore resulting in a smaller digital image. The film quality and camera equipment the film was designed for was notoriously poor, generally resulting in poor and grainy images

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110

110 sub miniature slide

Viewable area : 17mm x 13mm - 11/16" x 1/2"
Frame size : 25mm x 25mm or 1" square

Same as the 110 slide above, but the frame is half the size.

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127 Super slide

127 "Super Slide"

Viewable area : 38mm x 38mm - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Frame mount size - 50mm x 50mm or 2" square

Although the frame size is identical to 35mm slides, 127 slides have a larger viewing aperture, so need to be scanned as Medium format film in order to capture the whole image.

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Medium format slide

120 / 220 / 620 Medium Format slide

Viewable area : 60mm x 60mm - 2 1/8" x 2 1/8"
Frame size : 70mm x 70 mm - 2.75" x 2.75"

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Film and transparency types

35mm negative

35mm (135) colour film

This is a standard 35mm filmstrip that contains up to 6 36mm x 24mm frames. The frame number is printed on the top and/or bottom of the frame. 135 format is exactly 35mm wide, which is where the term 35mm was originated.

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35mm Black and white negative

35mm (135) black and white

The same size as the 35mm colour strip above, but the film is silvery / grey in appearance.

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110 negative

110 / 16mm "Instamatic"

Each filmstrip contains up to 6 frames at 13mm x 17mm each. They are around a quarter of the size of a standard 35mm frame. The film quality is also notoriously poor resulting in grainy images.

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126 negative

126 "Instamatic"

126 film is also sometimes mounted in a 2" x 2" frame with a viewable area of 26mm x 26mm.

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Medium Format Film scanning

Medium Format 120 / 220

Medium format films vary in size from 6cm x 4.5cm up to 6cm x 24cm and can be found as negatives or reversal transparencies.

Single frames or strips of up to three frames can be scanned, though longer frame lengths or rolls will have to be cut prior to scanning.

120 / 220 film is generally sized at 6 x 4.5cm, 6 x 6cm, 6 x 7cm, 6 x 8cm, 6 x 9cm, 6 x 12cm, 6 x 17cm and 6 x 24cm.

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Large format sheet film

"Large format" sheet film

The majority of large format sheet film is 4 x 5 inch (10 x 13 cm), we can scan other less common sizes such as 5 x 7, 4 x 10 and 8 x 10. Please contact us for prices if your large format film is anything other than 4 x 5

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If your film type is not shown above please contact us and let us know what it looks like. We can scan almost any type of film!

We only scan developed films, a developing charge will be made on any films we receive that require developing.

We don't currently scan APS or any form of cine or video film to digital.