What to Do Out in the Field

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What to Do Out in the Field

Messagepar fresnel10 » mar. 14 août 2012 / 23:50 pm

Hi all-

I am a new owner of a Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera. This is my first adventure into the world of instant photography, and I'm very excited. However, there just one problem that I can't seem to find the answer to (and I apologize in advance if I chose the wrong forum).

Generally I take photos when I'm out and about. As I understand, the "peel-apart" film can take several minutes to dry, and then of course there's the photos! What do you all do or recommend I try doing to a.) allow them to develop and dry properly and b.) store them so I can c.) keep moving about?

Thanks for any information you can provide. I'm excited to give this a try! :D

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Messagepar presko » mer. 15 août 2012 / 00:05 am

Hello Fresnel and welcome on board ;)

As far as I know, with the Fuji FP100C film, you can keep it safe and wait to be at home to peel it of. It won't damage the picture.
It seems the FP300B acts in a different way. The "chemistry" (? note sure the word is accurate) may stick to your picture if you wait too long before peeling it off. But no precise idea what long is too long !

I'm sure some fellows here will confirm/complete this ;)
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Messagepar xya » mer. 15 août 2012 / 00:30 am

welcome to the forum.

it depends whether you want negatives as well or not. it's true, you don't have to peel immediately with color film, but I wouldn't wait for hours to do so. the picture itself dries quite quickly. you can peel after the time indicated, check and put it into a plastic box, picture side up. it dries within a minute or 2 and you can put another one on top of it after this time lapse.

it becomes more complicated, when you want to have the negatives as well. just google for "fuji fp-100c negative" and you will have all the information how it's done. but the negative part dries slowly and you have to keep them apart until dry. but there are solutions how to do it, mostly diy systems.
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Messagepar fresnel10 » mer. 15 août 2012 / 05:15 am

Thanks for the tips!

I had seen something about how you can get a paper negative if you wanted one. That inspires another question then: why would I want the negative?

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Messagepar xya » mer. 15 août 2012 / 08:48 am

fresnel10 a écrit :Thanks for the tips!

I had seen something about how you can get a paper negative if you wanted one. That inspires another question then: why would I want the negative?

it's not paper, it's a proper film negative. 2 possibilities:
1 you have an enlarger which can take negatives this size.
2 you scan the negative for print. there is more detail in the negative than in the photo.
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Messagepar 3rdTrick » mer. 15 août 2012 / 22:39 pm

Hi Fresnel,
Welcome to the forum and the 250 is one of the best type 100 cameras you can get. Check out the battery thread and make sure you have a good battery.

http://en.polaroid-passion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7466

Also, the Fuji film packs are a little thicker and may cause the first one or two pictures to jam. You need to press down on the springs or even open the back a little to keep that from happening. You also need to clean the rollers regularly. All is simple and there are threads on this forum to help.

XYA, thank you for the suggestion about the box, I have been using a Moleskine book but it sometimes leaves marks on the photo. I have been using the old film packs to store the negatives, maybe they will work for the prints too.
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Messagepar fresnel10 » ven. 17 août 2012 / 04:13 am

This 250 was even better since it was a.) free and b.) in nearly mint condition. Battery mod has already been done on it so it takes AAA batteries instead of the old 4.5V.

I just got my first film packs for it today (one color, one B&W) and it's loaded and ready to go. Just need to take photos somewhere!

Thanks for the tips! Trust me, I've already been poking around here looking for more information. :)


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