polaroid film inquiry!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by dxpx, May 30, 2009.

  1. dxpx macrumors member

    dxpx

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    friends! i have recently rediscovered this lovely gem stowed away in my parents attic...

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    but alas, there is no film in it! i am fully aware of how polaroid film is soon to be obsolete - thus, im trying my hardest to acquire some before its too late! i think most can agree, its sad to see such an authentic form of photography disappear.


    that being said, i was wondering if i could get some help film-wise! within the actual camera it says this...

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    "use sx70 film"


    so from here, i shot over to amazon for availability and pricing. the cheapest set runs 23.95 USD for a whopping 8 photos.

    http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Artistic-TZ-Photo-Expiration/dp/B001FT4AYC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1243722531&sr=8-1

    my question for the macrumors community [who may also happen to be avid polaroid users] is am i only limited to sx70 film? or will my polaroid camera work with other types such as 600 color film? http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Instant-Color-Film-Pack/dp/B00005M0VR/ref=pd_sim_dbs_e_2


    i appreciate any and all feedback! im completely green in the polaroid world - but really want the chance to capture a few shots before its too late!
     
  2. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly I know nothing of polaroids but I believe that 600 film is two stops faster than SX-70 film and so if you used it it would be overexposed. The solution is to use a neutral density filter or get repackaged film which someone makes.
     
  3. genshi macrumors 6502a

    genshi

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    The good news is, a company in Belgium(?) bought up the last remaining stock of Polaroid film (and have also been restoring old Polaroid cameras) so you can buy what you need from them here:

    http://www.polapremium.com/

    The great news is, they also bought the Polaroid factory in Europe along with several of it's engineers and will be manufacturing new Polaroid film within the next year or so!

    http://www.the-impossible-project.com/

    I've been buying all sorts of film from them, Peel Apart 100, 600, etc. They ship worldwide and are pretty fast (I'm in Los Angeles; my last order took 2 days!)

    Hope that helps... unfortunately, not sure regarding if your camera will also shoot 600 type film or not, but I'm pretty sure not (different size.)
     

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