|828 Kodachrome II packaging|
image by Dirk HR Spennemann (Image rights)
828 film was Kodak's unperforated 35mm paper-backed roll film, introduced in 1935. The image size of standard 35mm film was considered "miniature" in the 1930s; but by eliminating the sprocket holes (a vestige of 35mm film's movie origins) Kodak could increase 828's image area by 30% (to 28x40mm). A smaller diameter spool allowed for smaller camera designs as well. Kodak's Bantam camera series used 828 film, and so the size is often known by the "Bantam" name.
Kodak also made adapters for using 828 film in three of their 620 cameras: the Chevron, Tourist and Reflex. Zeiss Ikon made an 828 adapter for the Super Ikonta B and BX cameras called the "Color Adapter". Burke & James also made a "Color Film Adaptor" for several 120 film cameras.
|828 film spool compared|
to modern 35mm cassette
image by AWCam (Image rights)
|828 film marked |
"For Kodak Bantam Cameras"
image by Geoff Harrisson (Image rights)