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Is there any substitute for 600 instant film (which has now ceased production and so is very expensive) for a vintage polaroid sun 600 camera.

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Photo packs are being newly manufactured by The Impossible Project, although they are currently in monochrome only. Current pricing is similar to the last retail prices when Polaroid 600 film was in production; it has always been a very expensive way to take photos but the prices now charged for remaining unguaranteed and largely unusable photo packs can be truly extortionate.

Old expired Polaroid 600 photo packs are best avoided. The batteries are usually totally dead now (or nearly so) and the photo chemicals will be stale and produce unpredictable results. The only exception is if the photo packs have been stored refrigerated from new, but cold kills batteries so although the chemistry may be fine, the photo pack can only be used on a camera which has been DIY modified to use an external 4.5v battery pack. The other problem with refrigerated packs is that you have no guarantee as to when it was stored that way or even whether it was stored that way at all.

Photo packs by The Impossible Project are made in the same factory as the original material using the same machines, but the product itself had to be re-invented to use currently available chemical and dye supplies. If you read the information on their website you'll learn all about the consequential limitations and advantages of the material.

I hope that I have provided you with a clear explanation and practical options to solve your problem. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you and any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome!

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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