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The Art of Photography => The Coffee Corner => Topic started by: raymond bleesz on June 10, 2018, 01:11:31 PM

Title: Help--Polaroid SX70
Post by: raymond bleesz on June 10, 2018, 01:11:31 PM
A dinosaur for sure, a Polaroid SX70 camera, but one camera I kept in my photo closet and am presently using with the new Polaroid Sx70 film. I do not have the flash unit which was an option way back when. I question the "accuracy", the color acuity of the present day SX70 colored film and am wondering if others who use this set up can share their thoughts regarding the "color" of their prints.  I do not want to continue purchasing this film if there are common issues. 
Your thoughts please---Your set up (there isn't much in the way of "manipulation", camera settings other than focus) for your best results in color--Thank you
Title: Re: Help--Polaroid SX70
Post by: Osprey on June 10, 2018, 03:31:49 PM
I haven't been impressed with the results, and experimenting is very expensive. 
Title: Re: Help--Polaroid SX70
Post by: Telecaster on June 10, 2018, 04:24:47 PM
The current Polaroid (Originals) SX-70 color film does have a muted palette IMO compared to the old stuff. It's more consistent now, though, than it was a few years ago. I tend to pop a pack in and expose the whole thing within a day or two, else the color fades pretty quick.

I still have one flashbar left from decades ago, with one unused bulb. Doubt I'll ever use it.  :)

-Dave-
Title: Re: Help--Polaroid SX70
Post by: landscapephoto on June 12, 2018, 04:23:04 PM
The original SX-70 film was not known for color accuracy either. And both magnesium and electronic flashbars are readily available.
Title: Re: Help--Polaroid SX70
Post by: Telecaster on June 12, 2018, 08:27:53 PM
Yep, accuracy has never been a strong suit of SX-70 film. Probably why I've always liked it!

-Dave-
Title: Re: Help--Polaroid SX70
Post by: Peter McLennan on June 18, 2018, 05:19:10 PM
Most fun ever with SX-70 film was physically manipulating the emulsion with a pointed object just as it was developing.  Puppet Warp thirty years before its time.