One pack of Impossible Project PX 70 film = 8 images
8 images divided by two SX-70 cameras = 4 images each

I happily picked up more NIGO edition PX 70 Color Shade from The Impossible Project when they restocked this {limited edition} film. Being limited in availability, I wanted to make sure each exposure counted! I put the pack of film into my newer-to-me, original model Polaroid SX-70 camera. After a coupla shots, I discovered that this camera was over-exposing the photos, which produced a more “dreamy” effect. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…


I decided after the first four exposures that I wanted to try the rest of the film cartridge in my SX-70 Sonar model, since I’m more familiar with its exposure tendencies.  So I did a little magic trick and *alakazam* the remaining NIGO film was in the Sonar SX-70!

I enjoy the differing results from the two different cameras. How about you?

2 Thoughts on “4+4

  1. I saw your pictures from flickr, and was quite impressed about the colors and the contrast you had in your photos. I guess Sonar really makes a big difference, I have an original model, which I agree, it seems like it’s often over exposed.

    • I’d be curious to know if others who use the original SX-70 also find that the cameras tend to overexpose? I’ll be experimenting to see if the use of the lighten/darken wheel makes the overexposure manageable.

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