Question on Polaroid SX-70

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  1. kennethr.

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    I recently purchased a SX-70 on Ebay and tested it my self it works, but my film doesn't develop and my pictures are not showing up. My question is, is it the film? I'm using the 600 with a ND filter on the lens.
     
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    probably the film.
     
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    Alright thanks.
     
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    how old is the film?
     
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    The film is from 2007, but was stored in a cool area, but I guess its cause of shipping perhaps, when it was shipped it was extremely hot.
     
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    well, in my experience polariod was serious about the expiration date. So it is likely that film is past it's usefulness.
     
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    Not enough information. No one can give you a proper answer with so little detail.

    Not showing up could mean:
    1. not coming out of the camera - either film or camera could be at fault

    2. coming out blank white - extreme over exposure (faulty camera) or faulty film (chemicals spread but no reaction).

    3. coming out blank black - extreme under exposure, faulty camera, not likely the films fault (chemicals spread and there was chemical activity)

    4. coming out blank brown - no chemicals spread, faulty camera rollers or more likely bad film.
     
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    I agree with the above poster. In an SX-70 type camera, the film packs contain the battery that activates the film's ejection - not the camera. If the film is ejecting all right, the battery is still working.

    However, Ann is also correct in that the dyes in Polaroid films don't have much of a shelf life past their expiration dates. Even if the film pack's battery allows it to eject, development will be slow, splotchy, or discolored at best.

    It's really hard to say what you're facing here without more information. Sometimes expired Polaroid film gives off-colors - but that's not necessarily a bad thing at all. ;)

    When you popped in the film pack and closed the camera, the dark slide should have automatically ejected first - did it?
     
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    Yeah its coming out brown, so thanks.
     
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    I have no idea, it's the ND filter from Polapremium.
     
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    My photos turn out really dark blue with no image at all. Could this be a default in the camera? Is there something I can fix on the camera?
     

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