I found some expired SX-70 film in my house, and I've been looking on ebay for a tested model of the folding Land Camera. I'm really eager to test the film out even though I know the quality probably won't be any good. Does anyone know if a flash bar is needed when operating this type of camera? Thank you.


If you're shooting in daylight I don't think you'd need a flash bar assuming the film pack is still good. The developer 'pods' may be dried out by now and I would also be concerned about the embedded battery in the film pack being dead. BTW, an SX-70 film pack will only work in an SX-70 camera. The older folders used a different film format and technology.

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  • Ah okay. Thanks for the answer. Do you know if using 600 film alongside a neutral density filter would work in old SX-70 cameras? – march.april.mae Jan 3 '17 at 1:11
  • No idea, sorry! – BobT Jan 3 '17 at 14:35

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