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Polaroid 545 holder - which type of film should i get?

 
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newbie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got old Polaroid 545 holder (not "pro" or "i" version)
Which type of polaroid film should i order? Will type 669 work in this folder? How about 553?
Thank you!
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RichS



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2003-04-21 12:34, newbie wrote:
I got old Polaroid 545 holder (not "pro" or "i" version)
Which type of polaroid film should i order? Will type 669 work in this folder? How about 553?
Thank you!

Congratulations! I love Polaroid film...

And NO!

All the film you can use is two digit, 4x5 _sheet_ film. Types 52, 54, 55, 59, 79 etc...
Go to:
http://www.polaroid.com/service/filmdatasheets/4_5/index.html

and download the "4x5 Sheet Film Guide", then any of the data sheets that you're interested in.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
1 more question - i dont have dark slide with this 545 holder. Do i need it or polaroid sheet film works without dark slide?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The polaroid films come packaged in an envelope which allow you to handle the film prior to and after exposure in daylight. Set the lever on the holder to "L" for load. Load the film into the holder and a metal strip will be caught and held, load the holder into the camera and pull the envelope. The strip holds the film in the holder but allows the envelope to pull away. Expose the film, push the envlope back into place. Remove the holder, set the lever to "P" for process, and pull the envelope. This time, the holder is not gripping the metal strip; the whole package comes out. When set to process, the rollers are set into place to squeegie the chemestry over the film. That's it in a nutshell, but there are more details and pointers you can probably find from the Polaroid site.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the Polaroid site and you'll find the instruction manual, in pdf form.
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