Archive for the 'Polaroid' Category

Polaroid SX-70 Modification for 600 Film

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

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After my post lamenting the discontinuted Polaroid Time-Zero film, Susanna pointed me to a page of Polaroid’s website that gives suggestions about how to mod your SX-70 camera so it can accept 600 film. The modifications are pretty simple, but for all you visual people, I thought it might be helpful to see what they are talking about. Here is how to mod your Polaroid SX-70 to accept regular 600 Polaroid film:

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Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

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My father-in-law gave me this great old folding Polaroid camera a couple weeks ago. After doing some research on the camera I was disappointed to learn that the film was recently discontinued. It looks like the “Time-Zero” film is only available on Ebay. If anyone has some other good resources for getting some film, let me know.

Ebay is a great place to shop for the Polaroid SX-70. Here’s what is on Ebay right now:

Vintage Polaroid SX70 Color Photo Pretty Girls Behind Make Up Counter 954331
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Solarized Polaroids

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

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Being relatively new to shooting with polaroid 55 film, I didn’t take into account the cold teperature when I was shooting with my pinhole camera last weekend. I waited the usual 25 seconds before pulling apart the print from the negative. The print looked really good, and I assumed the negative would be normal. But when I scanned in the negatives, I was surprised to see alot of solarization. Apparently you need to add development time when you are shooting in cold teperatures. Actually, I was quite pleased with the solarization, and will probably do this again in the future just to get this solarization effect.

Polaroid 95a 120 Film Conversion With Legos

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

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The Polaroid 95a Land camera was manufactured from 1954-1957. It is a beautiful camera, and it is a shame that they don’t make film for it anymore. When my friend gave me this camera, I knew I had to modify it somehow to make it usable. I came close to modifying it so I could use it with my Polaroid 545 back, but I couldn’t bring myself to hack off the back of this camera. So, I decided to convert the Polaroid 95a to accept medium format 120 film. A quick measurement showed that I should be able to get a 6×10 image on 120 film. Here are the instructions for how to modify a Polaroid 95a to a usable 6×10 medium format camera. Oh, and I fabricated most of the new camera assembly out of Legos.

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Pinhole Polaroid 545

Monday, August 8th, 2005

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I gave you a teaser about the Polaroid 545 pinhole camera I have been building in my post about how to make a homemade shutter. Well, my camera is finished, and here are a couple of its features and how I built them…

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Polaroid + Pinhole = Pinholaroid

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

I picked up a Polaroid camera for $1 at a garage sale thinking I could add a pinhole and have a pinholaroid. I didn’t find any good online tutorials, and feeling confident after building my digital pinhole camera, I decided to figure it out as I went. Keep reading to learn how to turn a cheap Polaroid camera into a cheap polaroid pinhole camera…

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