Learning About Film Accessories
Film accessories include practical items for storing, handling, and loading film for photography and movie making. These include accessories for 35mm and 120 roll film, sheet film used in large format cameras, and 8mm movie film.
Managing Photographic Film
If you're new to film photography, get your 120, 220, or 35mm film developed, printed, and scanned with convenient processing mailer envelopes. Once you start your own developing, use film cassette openers to remove 35mm film from canisters. Most 35mm film is available in 24- and 36-exposure cassettes; alternatively, consider buying film in rolls and use bulk film loaders to load the film into empty 35mm film canisters. Always protect your film from heat and humidity with hard plastic film cases. These are suitable for storing film in refrigerators, as well as offering protection from the elements when out in the field. When flying, remember to protect your film from accidental exposure during check-in, with X-ray guard bags.
Accessories for Movie Filmmaking
Emulate the professionals and edit your movie film with high-strength film cement. Join 8mm reels together into a full-length film, and store the result on 200- or 400-foot reels. Keep your film safe with film cans and chests, using cassette labels for easy identification.
Medium and Large Format Photographic Accessories
Maximize the photographic opportunities offered by medium and large format photography with storage pouches for film backs, film cartridges, and film holders. Made from tough black material, these pouches keep the elements out while providing light-tight storage for sheet film and dark slides. Options exist for 4 x 5 film holders, medium format film backs, and Polaroid backs. Always allow your Polaroid instant film to develop properly by keeping it away from light with easily-attached Polaroid film shields.
Find the right film accessories for your photography at B&H Photo and Video. Look for film cartridges and canisters, cassette labels, and more.