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Courtney A. Jackson

member since: 5/22/2008
 

Film for my Polaroid Sun 660 camera.


Will 667 film work in my Polaroid Sun 660 camera? I'm kind of new at this.

5/22/2008 8:59:06 PM

 
  Go to www.porters.com. Last I knew, they had 660 film.

5/22/2008 11:44:14 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  I don't think so.
Polaroid site: Which Film to Use?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaroid_film

5/23/2008 9:14:21 AM

 
Courtney A. Jackson

member since: 5/22/2008
  Well...I want to use black and white film...but I can't fine any that will work.

5/23/2008 11:46:41 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  667 is 10 exposure / tear away pack film for use in film backs not Sun Cameras. 775 film might be the b&w equivalent for the Sun or similar Polaroid cameras, but that one I'm not sure about. I think what you actually need, at least as far as color pack film is 600 film 10 exposure per pack.

There are a lot of merchants selling both current and outdated 600 film at e-bay AND some selling 775 outdated as well. If you buy it in bulk, freeze it properly and thaw it out as you need it. If you haven't heard yet, Polaroid is apparantly out of the instant film biz by the end of this year. Fuji may be taking up the slack though.
Latah,
Mark
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5/23/2008 4:55:27 PM

 
Courtney A. Jackson

member since: 5/22/2008
  Wow. I am shocked to hear that polaroid is going out of the instant film business. And, I looked up on another site and I apparently it will only work with 600 color film. So...now I'm saving up for a different camera that will take it. But perhaps I should wait and look into what Fuji has to offer, it would be awful to buy a brand new camera and then have them stop making the film I need for it.

5/23/2008 11:35:39 PM

 
Alan N. Marcus

member since: 3/4/2006
  Hi Last night I was in a Walgreens Drug Store in Anaheim, California and they had Polaroid 600 on the shelf. That being said, itís only going to be a few short months and all Polaroid stock will be outdated. It is unlikely that anyone will undertake manufacturing this stuff. The cost to setup a line is too steep.

Likely all chemical based films and papers will face the same plight. My advice is, switch to digital. Film is destined to die because its low price is due to economy of scale. Meaning you canít hold the price down unless you are mass producing and have a giant customer base. Anyway, digital technology is a moving target. Meaning film will soon fall by the wayside in every respect. So make the plunge and buy a digital.

P.S. Soon you can visit films and the machinery of chemical based photography at the museum right next to the Civil War medical instrument display. Likely my spirit will reside under an old film developing machine.

Alan Marcus (marginal technical gobbledygook)
ammarcus@earthlink.net

5/24/2008 7:14:05 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Well Alan, you might be right in your prediction but I have to say that Fuji is already well into the instant film biz both b&w and color pack films. And IMHO, their product is superior to Polaroid's in terms of cost and resolution.

Their product is so good that Polaroid sought and obtained an injunction against them several years ago prohibiting importation of their instant film products claiming patent infringement. That held up for awhile but importers brought the film packs in through Canada dealers and B&H started distribiting it. The color film is spectacular and the b&w is sharp as a tack at ISO 100.

I'm hoping they stay with it and expand what they've already got to keep instant film cameras alive. Problem of course is the waste from paper and metal byproducts. They've taken some major environmentally friendly steps as well though.
Take it light.
Mark

5/24/2008 8:51:44 AM

 

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