Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 1 month ago

Is the film in a disposable camera the same as in a slr camera?

Could i develope it the same?  Ive done slr film development before.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Film is film. You can develop your own film except for Kodachrome, a slide film, since it requires special chemicals. Negative film in a disposable camera is the same as negative film used in an SLR camera. The question is why you would use a disposable camera if you already have an SLR film camera. The lens is crap in disposable cameras.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It should be exactly the same as 35mm film which you use in SLRs.  But you will almost certainly only be offered colour negative film (C-41 process) in disposable cameras.  Are you able to print negatives at home - have you got an enlarger and colour paper processing facilities and a room you can use as a darkroom?  I assume you have a developing tank for 35mm film, and means of temperature control for the processing solutions..

    Of course, once you have processed the film you can take or send the negatives to a lab for prints, but they are usually more expensive as 'reprints' than getting the whole film processed and printed in a lab.

    All in all, a lot of fuss for no real gain. And with the use of a primitive camera with a lens which is not top quality.  I assume that you do not have the use of an SLR at the moment.

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's not entirely true about Black and White film, since some emulsions can be processed in colour chemistry, consult the box.

    Colour negative film is almost exclusively C-41 process, and so are many modern B/W films - if not, they'll be D-76 (Kodak)/ ID-11(Ilford) - different names for the same thing, and the chemistry is fairly easy to obtain.

    If you've been processing slides, though, you'll need completely different chemistry (E-6), but you don't need a darkroom - you'd have to invest in (or borrow) one to process prints.

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, they're the same.

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  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, the film inside all disposable cameras use color 35mm format print film.  Just like any other color 35mm format print film, it requires the same film developing chemicals and process.  If you've done color film development before, then it shouldn't be a problem.  However, if you've only done B&W processing, then you have a little bit of a learning curve as the process and chemicals for processing of color (C41) film are different, as they are different for color transparency film (a.k.a. slide film and color reversal film) which requires the E6 chemistry.

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