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    Newbie fuji instant pack film question

    Hi

    My experience with instant film expands only to single sheet polaroids from decades ago.

    Im thinking of getting back into using instant film, both for preview/proofing use and scrapbook-type stuff.

    With Polaroid gone the way of the dodo (for now), my only option of in-production instant film is Fuji.

    But this is PACK film which is new to me.

    If I gets me a 550 or PA45 holder, and some packs of the Fuji Colour or BW 4x5 PACK instant film, can I change packs mid-pack, or do I have to shoot 10 shots before I can switch to a different film?

    It would be nice to shoot a colour 'roid, check it out and be happy, shoot the proper neg/slide, then maybe switch to a bw 'roid and do the same.

    So can I change packs mid way through, or do I need 2 separate holders - which is a bit silly.


    And is the 550 / PA45 holder any thicker than a Grafmatic? I can get one of those under my ground glass, so will a 550/PA45 squeeze in there too?


    Cheers

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    Re: Newbie fuji instant pack film question

    You will need two separate backs. Sorry. Great film though. Too bad they dont make negatives like the 51 and 55 pola. Luckily I still have around 6 boxes left of the good stuff.

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    Re: Newbie fuji instant pack film question

    Quote Originally Posted by George Kara View Post
    Too bad they dont make negatives like the 51 and 55 pola.
    You got that right. The P/N film seems to me more useful now than ever, with many photographers no longer having access to a wet darkroom.

    Rick "who might even have the clearing tank (but not the chemical) in a box somewhere" Denney

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