Shooting with the SX-70, what you need to know

The Polaroid® SX-70 camera is the most known and iconic Polaroid® camera. Produced between 1972 and 1981, it features the unique folding mechanism that makes this camera the most compact of all.

The SX-70 requires a basic knowledge of photography. We recommend reading this article carefully and to study the film results, film conditions and settings we have used. With this article you will be able to achieve the best results with the SX-70 camera. 

Shooting outside

Shielded film - developed in a jacket pocket (warm) - 1/3 dark settings 

 

Shielded film - developed in a jacket pocket (warm) - middle settings 

 

Shielded film- developed in a jacket pocket (warm) - 1/3 light settings

 

Shielded film - developed in a jacket pocket (warm)

 

Shielded film but left to develop in the cold 

 

Unshielded film and left to develop in the cold 

 

Shielded film - developed in a jacket pocket (warm) - Film was bent when taken out of the camera. 

 

Shielded film - developed in a jacket pocket (warm) - Settings completely dark 

 

Shooting inside 

Shielded film - middle setting - no tripod- flash- middle setting

 

Shielded film - middle setting- tripod

Shielded film - middle setting- no tripod

Shielded film - middle setting - no tripod - light coming from behind 

Shielded film - developed in a jacket pocket (warm) 

 

 

 

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