Showcase Polaroid SX 70 BW

Discussion in 'Black and White Film Showcase' started by Cerita, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Jul 24, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    Here is the first shot, no edits made. I did use one of the flashes from the ancient flash bars that came with the camera, there is a lamp above this machine, so maybe I didn't need the flash. First shot from a new to me camera and first box of the new film. I'm impressed!

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  2. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Jul 24, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    Another shot, this was taken from indoors behind dusty glass (it's -29 outside), using manual focus on the SX70. There a some problems with this image, the Newton rings are inevitable as I haven't got a holder to prevent this. The top left has a spot that seems to appear in all the images I shoot, might be dust on the lens? I am waiting for the weather to let up so I can take some shots outdoors. On some other shots there is horizontal banding, not sure if it's the film or the rollers need a cleaning.

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  3. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Jul 24, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    Here are a few others, missed focus, horizontal banding, and you can see in one of them there is a streak on the left. These have been scanned with a Snapscan scanner, seems Newton rings are not an issue. The first one was shot using the last flash on the flash bar.

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  4. phigmov

    phigmov FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    If you haven't already seen/heard of or got a copy, you might really enjoy Andre Kertesz' book of Polaroids - article & sample pics André Kertész: The Polaroids

    “Taken in his apartment just north of New York City’s Washington Square, many of these photographs were shot either from his window or in the windowsill. We see a fertile mind at work, combining personal objects into striking still lifes set against cityscape backgrounds, reflected and transformed in glass surfaces. Almost entirely unpublished work, these photographs are a testament to the genius of the photographer’s eye as manifested in the simple Polaroid. 80 color photographs.”

    Took these after his wife died in '77 & he got an SX-70.

    The book itself is worth buying, its one of the little Phaidon ones not much bigger than a polaroid print itself (roughly 6x7).
     
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  5. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Jul 24, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    Thank you, I will.