Polachrome?

Discussion in 'Instant Cameras, Backs and Film' started by bvy, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. bvy

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    There's a supply of Polachrome (Polaroid's 35mm slide film) on eBay at the moment, expired 2001, which I suppose is the best I can hope for. I know it's a crapshoot, but I'm totally interested.

    Can anyone share firsthand experience shooting this stuff expired? What about the film processor? I think I'll need one of those too...
     
  2. KennyMark

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    Yes, a low odds crapshoot. Not so much because of the film but rather the age of the chemistry in the processing pack. Yes, you will need a processor as well. Two kinds, manual crank and motorized.
    I'd probably take a chance up to $20 but only with the processing pack included. Just a roll of film by itself will get you nowhere.
    It was great while it lasted, I really enjoyed this media.
     
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    Just noticed this on the North Chicago Craigslist.
    search for [h=2]LOT OF FILM SLIDE ITEMS - $18 (GLENVIEW, IL.)[/h]
     
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    I shot a lot of Polachrome and even 2 or 3 months expired was a problem. As Kenny says it's the packs that are the issue. A beautiful look at the time, but I wouldn't buy it now.