RB67, Polaroid 80/100???

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    Someone asked the question what is the difference between the Polaroid 80 and 100 film for the RB?
     
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    Different size.
    Do they both fit in the same back?
     
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    different size what? Is it like the difference between 120 and 220? The difference is in the number of shots?
     
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    Polaroid 80 series film was a square format peel-apart film. Chemically just like the 100 series, but it was used in a different back. Mostly it was used in cameras like the Square Shooter and such. Good luck finding any 80 series now! I have one box which is VERY old...
     
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    PS - Here's a great reference for Polaroid materials and cameras: http://www.rwhirled.com/landlist/landhome.htm

    Reading this site, it does appear that 80 series packfilm can be used in a back for 100 series packfilm, but this is not recommended due to the possibility of fogging the film. I've never tried it.
     
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    Different size Polaroid.
    The prints they produce (and with it everything that goes into the back to make that possible) are different in size.

    I know there are backs that can accommodate both sizes, but they are few, and i don't know what the Mamiya backs requires. It probably takes 100-series only.

    The films themselves were different too, the 80-series catering for amateur use, the 100-series intended for professional use.

    Now that Polaroid has stopped making instant film, we'll have to look at Fuji to still find some to feed our Polaroid backs.
    I don't think they offer something equal in size to the Polaroid 80-series.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    The fuji FP-100 series instant film works very well in polaroid backs for RB67s. You get ten exposures of 70x70mm images.
     
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    Wait a minute there-- Is this in the polaroid back that has M-80 written on it?