polaroid 669 project

Discussion in 'Instant Cameras, Backs and Film' started by rhmimac, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. rhmimac

    rhmimac Member

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    I've got a batch of 15 pcs double pack polaroid 669 coming in the post soon.
    I will get them for free. :smile:
    I'm now thinking on how to make a project for this batch of nice peel film.
    I'm using a 250 Land camera.

    Would this all auto camera be to limiting? Would a MF camera with pola back be a better choice?
    Any suggestions very welcome.
     
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    Yes, yes and no.

    An MF camera isn't going to cut it because it's not going to fully utilize the 3x4 area.

    The best is to shoot with something like a Mamiya Press/Universal, Polaroid 600SE, Graflex XL, etc that takes 3x4 Polaroid backs. Or a 4x5 camera (e.g., Graflex Crown/Speed Graphic) with a 405 back.

    But also, 250 is fun, too. So I'd suggest just shoot with whatever you have and enjoy it.

    I currently shoot 3x4 size Polaroid and Fuji film with my Polaroid 180, 4x5 cam with 405 back, and a 2x3 Crown Graphic with a DIY 3x4 Polaroid back. All fun :smile:
     
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    Thanks rawhead for pointing out the reduction of exposed area. The only limiting thing on the pola 250 is that it's lacking a nice flash to strobe with the ISO80 film. I'm using a vivitar pc connected flash now and then which I have to hold with one hand while focussing the viewfinder with the other hand. You can imaging the laughter when I'm popping up with this combo on my friends parties. I will have to make a fixed connection to hold the flash on it's proper place besides the camera in order to focus more ergonomically/precisely/faster.
     
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    If flash photography is important, then definitely the Mamiya Press and similar options will be your best bet; they all have normal LF style lenses with both X and M-sync terminals :smile:
     
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    nickrapak, that's a great solution indeed. Tnx for linking through.