Polaroid 600 modification to use fujifilm 4x5 instant film

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Polaroid 600 modification to use fujifilm 4x5 instant film

Messagepar 1412235827 » sam. 12 octobre 2013 / 08:49 am

Hi all,

I recently bought a Polaroid 600 Job Pro 2.
I knew about the closure of Polaroid's production of films and shutdown of their factories, and the start of Impossible Project.
The price of the films are ridiculous.

I have a used cartidge with me, the battery still works fine. For now. (*-EDIT Battery just died.)
I am thinking of buying Fujifilm's 4x5 Film and loading them up the Used Cartridge after cutting them up into the right size.
Would this work?

Some examples of 4x5 Sheet film are the Fujifilm's
FP-100C (ISO100)
FP-3000B (ISO 3000)

One other problem is that the films have different ISOs.
I don't know how to overcome this, some mentioned placing the filter in front of the lens to trick the camera into using a longer or shorter exposure.

Current Battery hack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXNGY8o1eXc&list=HL1381564254&feature=mh_lolz

But please, just answer the question in bold will do.
If it's a yes, I will proceed to work on this project.
Otherwise my camera will be a nice paperweight.

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Messagepar 3rdTrick » sam. 12 octobre 2013 / 12:51 pm

The answer is NO. Even if you could work out the exposures, the two films use totally different processes for development. Worse, Fuji no longer makes the 4x5 films and they are terribly expensive if you do still find them.

The good news is that Fuji still makes and sells the 3x4 packfilm in both FP100C and FP3000B. These are available at B&H Photo and other places. Packfilm cameras like the Auo 100 and Auto 250 can be found quite cheaply and with minor adjustment shoot the Fuji films. Go through this site and you will see what most of us are shooting.
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Messagepar 1412235827 » sam. 12 octobre 2013 / 13:57 pm

So you're saying I can't do it with a 4x5 film but I can do it with the 3x4?

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Messagepar xya » sam. 12 octobre 2013 / 14:11 pm

let's get this right: the 600 is camera for integral film. the only film still available is the expensive impossible film. the camera needs the battery in the pack. the film is exposed via a mirror onto the pack below. so there is no interest in modifying these cameras for other film.

even if you solved the battery problem, the film would be inverted (mirrored). the only fuji film still available is the 3x4 film which comes in packs. there is no single sheet film any more. the pack film needs a pack film back. the backs are more expensive than an ordinary pack 100 camera. get one of these cameras and enjoy. go to the camera page on this site and have a look at the pack 100 section.
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Messagepar 3rdTrick » sam. 12 octobre 2013 / 14:26 pm

1412235827 a écrit :So you're saying I can't do it with a 4x5 film but I can do it with the 3x4?


NO, I am suggesting using the 3x4 film in the proper camera. They are quite common and inexpensive. Also, I looked at the examples you posted and they are the 3x4 film packs not the 4x5. The 4x5 film is labeled FP100C45 and is extremely expensive if you can still find it.
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