16mm Camera for sale on eBay:
genuine rollei 16s miniature 16mm film
Genuine Rollei 16s Miniature 16mm Film
$115.00
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Bolex El 16mm Camera Very Clean Works
$999.00
olympus om 1 camera zuiko 50mm f1 4
Olympus Om 1 Camera Zuiko 50mm F1 4
$699.50
brand new sony sel16f28 16mm f2 8 wide
Brand New Sony Sel16f28 16mm F2 8 Wide
$199.99
olympus tokyo sc16 4 16mm subminiature
Olympus Tokyo Sc16 4 16mm Subminiature
$75.00
minolta 16 mg s 16mg 16mm subminiature
Minolta 16 Mg S 16mg 16mm Subminiature
$35.00
arriflex 16mm movie camera motor holds
Arriflex 16mm Movie Camera Motor Holds
$499.99
genuine original rollei 16s 16mm
Genuine Original Rollei 16s 16mm
$199.99
bolex h 16 non reflex 16mm camera 2 lenses
Bolex H 16 Non Reflex 16mm Camera 2 Lenses
$300.00
minolta 16 model p 16mm subminiature
Minolta 16 Model P 16mm Subminiature
$109.00
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Kodak brought 16mm film on the market in 1923, 9 years before 8mm was introduced. It was an inexpensive alternative for amateurs to the conventional 35mm celluloid format.

Home movies

The professional industry called it 'sub-standard' during the 1920s. Because Kodak was initially focussing on the amateur market, they hired Willard Beech Cook who had the 28mm Pathescope of America Company and asked him to create a 16mm Kodascope Library.

So one could not only make their own amateur home movies, but also buy or rent films from the library, which became one of the important selling aspects of the 16mm. format. As a film base, Kodak used safety film (acetate) so no nitrate film has ever been used.

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