Impossible Tutorial Tuesday: Shooting tips for the SX-70

Welcome to another #Tutorial Tuesday, but this time on a Thursday. If you’re new to the blog, or to instant film, this series of blog posts are thanks to the folks at Impossible. In recent weeks, they’ve been hosting these Twitter chats, sharing tips and resources to get the most out of your Impossible film and Polaroid camera. This week, Impossible shares with us tips for use with our beloved SX-70. Enjoy!


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SX-70 film needs 4 times more light than 600-type film. Always use a flash indoors!



The Polaroid® SX-70 features a unique folding mechanism making it the most compact of all (that’s one of the reasons why we love it).



All you need to know about the SX-70, including manuals here!


Learn how to install a frog tongue on your Polaroid SX-70 camera here. Remember they help shield your photos as soon as they are ejected from the camera.

One of the first things that many ask about when shooting with the SX-70 is which way to turn the dark/light wheel on their SX-70. Impossible explains how to adjust the wheel/slider for best results here.



If  you’ve recently inherited, found, thrifted, or purchased an SX-70 camera, you can find some good troubleshooting tips here.


Hopefully these resources will help you get the most out of your Impossible film and SX-70. If  you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments or chat with Impossible on Twitter. Have a great week!



  1. Rainer Poussin says:

    Developing time for 80% of visability at 20°C?

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