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    Default What does 35mm means?

    Quick! Anyone remember what does 35mm means? What was it originated from?

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    isn't 35mm the width of the negative (or the diagonal?) can't remmeber which...go take ruler n measure :P
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    hi, i dunno if its true but i have heard 35 mm format being called 'leica' format....... don't really know if it is in anyway related to the camera maker LEICA.
    Or did LEICA come out with the format?????

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    leica IS the company that invented 35mm photography...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    isn't 35mm the width of the negative frame (or the diagonal?) can't remmeber which...go take ruler n measure :P
    It's 24mm by 36mm, diagonal is 43mm.

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    Believe it or not, it is related to 70mm and Thomas Edison, tell you guys the answer later.

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    Last edited by rncw; 18th September 2003 at 03:42 PM.

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    Haha, so 35mm format = Edison format.
    Then the next question: what is 135 format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Haha, so 35mm format = Edison format.
    Then the next question: what is 135 format?
    Kodak's proprietary numbering system, according to first link in rncw's post.

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