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    Time-Zero

    I'm on my last pack of Time-Zero, my SX-70 goes hungry after today and I'm really sad about it

    Is it gone forever?

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    Well, Polaroid says that it is being discontinued "due to the phasing out of components used in the production of this film", so it pretty much seems like it is gone forever. At least Polaroid is not making it, and I am not too convinced anyone else will.
    However, Polaroid gives suggestions on using 600 film in SX70 cameras, and other pages give even more, so all is not lost.

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    it is certainly lost for those who used that format and film for manipulations. Can one use 600 film , of course, but it will not give the same results.
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    There is a bunch on ebay, it is still unexpired. I would jump on it. I just did a search for SX-70 and came up with several film listings.
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    If you like Polaroid manipulations, jump on an old pack-film camera while they're cheap. There's a new manipulation technique that's appeared in the past few months, Polaroid doesn't even have it on their web site yet (it was invented by an f295 regular, who has since rung a useful and interesting change on pack-film image transfers as well). In broad strokes, it's done by peeling the print and immediately sticking the negative on a plate of glass, then manipulating it from the back with similar tools and techniques to that used with Time Zero film. I don't know if it works with color or only B&W, and since it's a negative the result must either be rephotographed or scanned and inverted to obtain a positive, but depending on the subject matter, being in negative might not be a huge issue (of course, if you have a closeup kit, you could also photograph a negative on a light table in order to use this technique with a positive image, as well as make multiple copies; it could also be used with a Vivitar Slide Printer and a negative in a slide mount).
    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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    which type of pack camera?
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    and where can we find out more information.

    i went to f295 and have been searching around but haven't found anything with regard to this process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hall
    There is a bunch on ebay, it is still unexpired. I would jump on it. I just did a search for SX-70 and came up with several film listings.
    Saw 14 packs go for nearly $500 a few mins ago. Thats out of my league unfortunatly.

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    i hope they use it up quickly, as it doesn't have a long shelve life after the expiration date.

    oops, maybe i need to see how much i have left in the fridge.
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    Ann, either the 3x4 or 3x3 pack film cameras should work, since the B&W emulsions are the same in both formats AFAIK. I've seen it done specifically with, IIRC, Type 664 (look in the B&W Polaroid and Pinhole gallery in the f295 forums), so Type 84 should work as well. Let's see here...

    Okay, try these links:

    http://www.f295.org/DIYforum/cgi-bin.../m-1145922732/
    http://www.f295.org/DIYforum/cgi-bin.../m-1146801210/
    http://www.f295.org/DIYforum/cgi-bin.../m-1146847319/
    http://www.f295.org/DIYforum/cgi-bin.../m-1146867992/
    http://www.f295.org/DIYforum/cgi-bin.../m-1150946331/
    http://www.f295.org/DIYforum/cgi-bin.../m-1150848250/
    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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