Polaroid Backs

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Silverpixels5, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Silverpixels5

    Silverpixels5 Member

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    Can someone tell me the difference between the 545 and 550 backs? I can't seem to find anything that explains the difference. Is one just a newer version of the same model?
     
  2. Joe Symchyshyn

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    I found this on the web...

    http://www.aname.es/microscopia/ems/photographic/polaroid.html

    545 and 550 backs

    545 - Uses individual 4x5 polaroid sheets - still being made, easy to find

    550 - Uses pack 4x5 polaroid - holder is discontinued... Can you still get polaroid for it?

    If you are looking for a polaroid pack film holder, look into the 405 back... I have one and while it does shoot a smaller image, it's great for exposure checking. My suggestion is the 545 or 405.

    joe :smile:
     
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  4. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I've got a 545, which uses sheets, and I like it.

    You can still get 4x5 pack film, but not as many choices. www.polaroid.com for info.
     
  5. Dave Parker

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    I use fuji fp100 in my 405 back and really it does a nice job.

    Dave
     
  6. John Koehrer

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    I believe that although the 550 back fit 4X5 cameras it actually gave a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 image. Same film used in all the pack film cameras. If you can find one, it's a lot less expensive to shoot.
     
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    I have both holders, I prefer the 550, but, it is easier to get film for the 545. BTW, Fuji also sells 4x5 pack film. You can get it from Calumet.