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Expired Roll Film

Postby Instant Integral » Wed 23 February 2011 / 04:20 am

Have any of you ever used expired Polaroid roll film? If you have do you have any tips?

I just bought some type 47 exp. 1992 and I can't wait to see if it works. I do know that its better to let it develop for afew minutes (because of its age) instead of 15 seconds like the packs say.

I always wanted to try Polaroid Roll film and I do have 10 Polaroid roll film cameras. I think I might use the 95a. Kinda wish I was older when they still made it. pff

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Postby consommable » Wed 23 February 2011 / 07:09 am

See here for users and to ask them opinions.

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Postby cath » Wed 23 February 2011 / 10:26 am

hi instant integral

i will answer you more precisely after my work, but yes, i bought 1992 roll films, and contrary to 1981 ones, it's still working and it's fun.
don't wait too long for the developping (10-15 sec it's perfect)
http://www.polaroid-passion.com/galerie ... 549&from=c
this is a picture made with 120 pathfinder and the 1992 rollfilms (did you buy them last month on ebay usa, 2 boxes ?)
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Postby Instant Integral » Thu 24 February 2011 / 04:52 am

cath wrote:hi instant integral

i will answer you more precisely after my work, but yes, i bought 1992 roll films, and contrary to 1981 ones, it's still working and it's fun.
don't wait too long for the developping (10-15 sec it's perfect)
http://www.polaroid-passion.com/galerie ... 549&from=c
this is a picture made with 120 pathfinder and the 1992 rollfilms (did you buy them last month on ebay usa, 2 boxes ?)


Ohh ok thanks! I will try what u said. Most articals I read said to leave it develop longer but if I can get mine to develop like yours Ill be happy!

I got my roll of ebay afew days ago.

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Postby Theezm » Sat 29 June 2013 / 00:41 am

What about roll film that expired back in the 1950s or 1960s? Would it still work? I have a J66 camera that I wouldn't mind testing with this stuff.

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Postby jonrev » Sat 07 December 2013 / 19:22 pm

Picked up some Type 42 that expired in 1980; any recommendations for timing or should I stick with 10-ish seconds? Going to fire this stuff in my 700 LC.

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Postby Theezm » Sun 08 December 2013 / 00:16 am

Best of luck. From what I remember, polaroid films that expired in the 50s through to the early 70s are usually dead as a doornail. But from the 1980s? I'd like to see what you come out with.

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Postby jonrev » Sun 08 December 2013 / 12:31 pm

^I thought so too, and actually used my phone and searched YouTube and Flickr for a bit before buying it at the flea market, to see if anyone had any luck with rolls this old. Surprisingly there are quite a few who have had usable (albeit thrashed) results with even 60 year old stock; it seems that so long as it remained sealed in the foil wrap, and wasn't subjected to extreme temps or anything, it will produce a very faint image.

I'm going to test it on a building this week, and with temps as cold as they've been lately I'll probably just follow the instructions and let it develop for a bit over a minute or so. If it's still a bust, oh well... it was $6.

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Postby Theezm » Mon 16 December 2013 / 20:45 pm

Did you shoot your roll yet? How did they turn out?

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Postby jonrev » Mon 16 December 2013 / 21:04 pm

First shot was a bust but even though I had it in my coat for warmth, the wind chill was probably close to 0*F. Will try another shot later - I'd like to get a battery for the flashgun, too (and not pay an arm + leg).

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Postby jonrev » Tue 24 December 2013 / 03:58 am

Dry as the desert. Oh well.

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What film for Polaroid 800?

Postby Crosshill » Tue 11 February 2014 / 00:18 am

I justt bought a beautiful Polaroid 800. I know it is (was) using roll film. What film types are (were) applicable? Were there any color film available?

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Postby Photawam » Tue 11 February 2014 / 00:24 am

"Rollfilms" are unavailable for many years... :arf:
Unless it is coverted like many 100a/b are.
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Re: What film for Polaroid 800?

Postby ulf » Tue 11 February 2014 / 07:41 am

Crosshill wrote:I justt bought a beautiful Polaroid 800. I know it is (was) using roll film. What film types are (were) applicable? Were there any color film available?


color and b/w, but no way to find anything still usable nowadays.

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