niche format B&W
127mm film was introduced by Kodak in 1912. The film itself is 46mm wide, placing it between 35mm and 120mm films in terms of size. The image format normally used is a square 4cm x 4cm. However, rectangular 4cm x 3cm and 4cm x 6cm are also standard. 127mm enjoyed mainstream popularity until its usage began to decline from the 1960s onwards in the face of newer, cartridge- based films. However, as of 2017 it survives as a niche format and is still in production.
In August, 2014, Maco announced that they will be selling black-and-white 127 film under the Rera Pan brand. This film is manufactured in Japan by EZOX Corporation.
Rera Pan 100 is a traditional medium-speed black and white film, suitable for a range of photographic applications. Particularly portrait, landscape, architecture and product photography.
• suitable for indoor and outdoor shots
• fine grain, outstanding sharpness
• broad exposure latitude
• rich tonal range with good contrast
• compatible with most standard developers
• panchromatic sensitized