SX-70 on a tripod

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  1. Fintan

    Fintan Member

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    Can anyone suggest a way to mount an SX-70 on a tripod?
     
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    You mean without the SX-70 tripod accessory? I've tried before but its kinda hard without those things.
     
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    Duct tape?
     
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    I can't remember if the original SX-70 has a tripod socket but the Sonar version does. I had both of these and I don't remember if I ever use the original one on a tripod. I did use the Sonar version on a tripod and in fact I dropped and broke it when trying to mount it on a tripod in total darkness. I was brand new, I just got home from the store where I bought it. Lukily the store gave me a new one.
     
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    There is a tripod accessory bracket, Polaroid part #111, which clips on to the sides of the body and is wedge shaped so that the camera is level when the tripod head is. B&H has a used one in stock for $10.
     
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    1/4 20 screw and a lot of super glue, this is what I did with my holga before they started making them with mounts.
     
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    Thanks for the posts, I didnt realise there was an official holder. Not sure whether to do a diy job or buy the holder. But B&H shipping comes to a massive $35 for their holder, thanks for the tip but wouldnt pay that.

    Thanks again,

    Fintan
     
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    What film are you using for this camera?

    Thanks,

    Don Bryant
     
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    Time-Zero, I've 14 packs left.
     
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    FWIW, I saw an SX-70 and tripod adapter in an auction site listing this morning.

    Jo
     
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    Apparently, another company is selling an SX-70 film.

    www.sx70blend.com

    I've never used it.

    Josh
     
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    For SX70 and other polaroid film plus accesories such as an ND filter to let you use 600 film in your SX70 also try www.unsaleable.com

    I have no affiliation with this company
     
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    I got one, thanks. Also got the close up attachment :smile::smile::smile:

    Fintan
     
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    Years after the original post I know (!), but for anyone else looking for a tripod head that fits the SX-70, the tiny Manfrotto 484RC2 mini ballhead with q/r plate works well.

    Cheers,
    Gavin
     
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