Recently I was given an Imperial Satellite 127 camera as a wedding/moving away gift. I was pretty excited about it since older cameras have always interested me, but I've not ever owned one. Also, I haven't shot film since over 10 years ago when I was in a college photography developing film in the darkroom.
After I received it, I realized that this particular camera took a very uncommon film format, and it seems to be very difficult to come by (Here's a quick write up on 127 film). I've done some searching online and the only thing that looks feasible is this roll of color 127 film on B&H, but I would greatly prefer to shoot in B&W if at all possible. If not, I'll probably buy a few rolls of this color film.
I've also read a few things about people experimenting with other film sizes in 127 film cameras. Some will take a roll of easier to come by 120 film and cut it to fit, other will take a roll of 35mm film and just expose the while thing including the sprocket holes. Here's an interesting write up of both.
So, my questions are:
- Where can I find some B&W 127 film? Online? There are no local photo places near me :(
- Has anyone ever tried other film sizes in this camera or another 127 camera?
- Does anyone have any other recommendations or tips for me as I start out with this camera?
Here are some photos of the camera I now own!