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1970s polaroid camera question. help please...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by wiseguy, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    i aquired a camera very similar to this today, and after extensive searching on the internet i have found absolutely nothing to help me out as how to use it, it takes SX-70 film which i am hoping is still available. i have no idea what kind of batteries are required in it. anyone with any knowledge of these type of polaroid cameras, your help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Old polaroid cams are often battery free, the battery is in the cartridge of film instead. You will probaly ahve a hard time finding film for it unless you get lucky.
    Good luck though.
  3. king kong

    king kong Banned

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    I don't think they still sell that film anymore
  4. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

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    eh well, the camera was given to me, so if i cant get any film for it, then its no loss. but i will spend tomorrow afternoon hunting for it. thanks for the help though...
  5. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  6. Nic Thamaire

    Nic Thamaire Elite Member

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  7. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

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    Apparently sx-70 manipulations are coming back.
    check it out

    yeah film is still available. sx-70 or time zero.
    check it
  8. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    ah, i got a one step too, fucking plastic ass shit.
    i bought 3 before i finally got one to work and wasted
    2 cartridges of film testing them.

    wiseguy, if you live in a good sized city just hit
    up the yellow pages and call one or two photography
    shops and ask if they sell the timezero shits..
    if they don't ask if they know any other places that do.
    you should most def be able to snafu some.
    and just as a heads up, shit is pricey. the timezero i
    get is 10 exposures @ $2/exposure:eek:
  9. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

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    nah, i dont have the box for it. i was in kmart the other day, and they have quite a good selection of polaroid film. so i will go in for a browse, i doubt any of the clerks there will now anything about polaroids though... there are a coule of good camera stores around the way though so i will get in touch with them. once again, thanks for all your help...
  10. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

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    Trust. I know for a fact that they no longer make the battery that comes with the film. We used them quite often cause they were extremely flat and high capacity. The FBI would use them in bugs that would plant on people because of their low profile.( I only sold the damn things.) I was trying to find this battery all over the country just recently, and believe me it's gone. They do make an alkaline replacement if that means anything to you..You can get them online from these guys..

    The Power Source..
  11. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

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  12. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    Its called "Time-Zero" film. it comes with the battery. I used one pack in my SX-70 camera and it worked fine. got it at the drug store....I dunno why everyone seems to think it doesn't exist anymore. fresh stock too....not like it was old deadstock or somthing.
  13. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    i should get around to using the old polaroid again, but its pricey. just came up on a sweet deal for i zone film, 8$ for two 12 packs.
  14. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

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    okay i have bought the SX 70 film, wasnt too hard to track down, and here is my final stupid question, what do i do with the film+ battery cartridge? do i have to remove anything (cos it kinda looks like i do) or i just shove it in there as it is and its good to go?
  15. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

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    pop open the part with the rollers. pop in the film. snap it closed. it should make a little whirring noise when its closed. BAM. ready to go.