Question about Polaroid Cameras
As it happens, you can now buy newly manufactured black and white photo packs from The Impossible Project.
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.
Brand new 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.
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Posted on Oct 05, 2010
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