Sx-70

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  1. Joe O'Brien

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    I have an Sx-70 that is black and chrome. I've run a few packs of 600 film through it and it works great with a ND2 filter over the lens. This is a great manual focus SLR. The only reason I'm getting rid of this one is that I've come across a Polaroid 450 that I like a bit better. The camera is serial number 4K628121719 you can check out the exact specs on the camera by entering the serial number at the following site:

    http://www.rwhirled.com/landlist/sx70sn.htm

    I'm asking $115, including shipping and the ND2 filter to U.S. destinations. If you need it for the holiday season we can talk about expidited shipping. Offers will be gladly entertained.
     
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    Sorry to interrupt your sale but I just got a musty old Polaroid 450 (and a 250) with an odd lot of stuff. What is it useful for?

    Mike
     
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    No problem Mike.The Land Camera 100 series will accept Fuji packfilms, these give a bigger image (and negative) then the polaroid 600 films. I'm just starting to dabble around with these packfilms, but it is relatively easy to get the negatives to a printable stage.

    Joe
     
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    I went to that page and entered the serial number you provided, and no specifications were listed. It says that "Your camera is probably an SX-70 model 2 or Alpha 2." Is it safe to assume that this camera cannot be used with electronic flash?
     
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    i'ld love it, but i'm in europe.
    been looking for a decent one.

    maarten.
     
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    Chazzy: I am unsure whether or not an electronic flash can be used, I will try to look into it though.

    Maarten: If you are interested you can have it for $12(USD) less than whatever the cost of shipping to Europe is.
     
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    Pictures available upon request.
     
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    Price drop $75 shipped
     
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    The SX-70 is a marvel of a camera and better than most realize. I've got a number of Polaroid cameras in storage including a coiple of the manual focus SX-70s and when I used to shoot them on a tripod I found them truly to have great potential. While we morn the loss of a film series such as Reala and Kodachrome, for me the sad day was when Polaroid closed down film making.
     
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    what's the difference between this "alpha" model and the "model 2"?

    maarten.
     
  12. Joe O'Brien

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    I believe that the alpha models used higher quality lenses
     
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    Completely my mistake, I obviously need to do more research before I rely on a hazy memory.
    I'm very, very sorry. I never mean to misrepresent any piece of gear.
     
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    I have an SX-70 (original model) that came with a specially made Nissin electronic flash unit. The unit's model name is FP70x. It clamps to the bottom of the camera and has a handy tripod socket. Works very well. I just got a pack of the Impossible Project's PX 70 Push! color shade 100 ASA film and will be trying it out carefully with and without flash (paying attention to all the warnings on the IP website!).
    I'm curious to see what develops, so to speak.
     
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    Hey joe.

    Could you maybe post some pictures up on here? How much extra if you posted it to Australia? Is it even still up for sale?
     
  17. Joe O'Brien

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    Still for sale!

    The post to Australia would be and extra $21.40.
    I'm unsure of how to post pictures in a thread, best bet would be to PM me your email address.
    I'm sorry for the problem.
     
  18. Joe O'Brien

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    Still for sale!
     
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    The camera definitely can be used with electronic flash. As others have mentioned, the SX-70 was one of the best cameras ever made. The loss of the TZ Supercolor film was the sad end of a great era.

    Jon

     
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    model 3 can't be used with flash, because it's a rangefinder.
    (though there should be a socket on top of the viewfinder?)
    original, alpha (I) and model 2 have a socket for flash on top of the lens.

    mm
     
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    If this is the slr model, and is still available I'll take it, if you will ship to Canada.