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Brand New Sony Sel16f28 16mm F2 8 Wide
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Bolex H16 Rex 5 16mm Movie Camera Body Rx5
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Paillard Bolex H 16 16mm Movie Camera Eye
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Arriflex 16 Srii 16mm Camera Zeiss 10
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Tone 16mm Subminiature Camera
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Paillard Bolex H16 Reflex 16mm Movie
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Canon Scoopic 16 Ms 16mm Film Camera Case
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Arriflex 16 M 16mm Movie Camera 400ft
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Minolta 16ii 16mm Film Camera Excellent
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Bolex Paillard 16mm Motion Picture Camera
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Berndt Bach Auricon 16mm Cm 74c Sound Film
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Bell Howell Filmo Camera 70 Model Da 16mm
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Bell Howell 70dr 16mm Movie Camera
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Mitchell Professional 16mm Motion Picture
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Canon Scoopic 16 16mm Movie Camera
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Steky Camera Model Iiib 25mm F3 5 Stekinar
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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.