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    SX-70 to 600 polaroid?

    i'm sure this has been posted before, but does anyone here know how to convert a SX-70 camera into shooting 600 film? thnaks

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    go to polaroid's site they have specific instructions on how to do this,
    isn't hard.
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    ya thanks...for some reason, i thought that it was going to be harder...

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    The simple way is pretty simple -- ND .6 (2-stop) filter over the lens, and learn the trick of loading the 600 pack into the SX-70 camera.

    You do lose two stops of viewfinder brightness, but that's reportedly not a big issue in sunshine, and even less so with a sonar camera.

    I've been thinking about a way to put the filter over the film, either permanently mounted inside the camera (below the moving mirror) or over the opening in the film pack and use a fresh filter for each pack (to control dust, scratches, fingerprints, and wrinkles). If it works, this would be about as simple as the filter over the lens, but wouldn't affect the viewfinder brightness.
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    http://www.chemie.unibas.ch/~holder/sxfaq.html#link07

    Different modification using a replacement capacitor. Good for someone comfortable modifying electronics and soldering.

    Ciao!

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    sx-70 to 600 polaroid

    Hi Conor; my version is not highly scientific but it works for me. Firstly, I agree about losing 1 or 2 stops exposure. That said, what I do is simply cut those little plastic notches off the underside of the film pack with a sharp blade, this allows it to slide into the sx-70. good luck... David.



 

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