Old Ikelite Polaroid SX-70 & Strobes.. need some info
Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:09 AM
Now dont ask why polaroids :-)
Is there anyone that know this housing. As i see in the picture there is a connection that looks like its a strobe connection, if yes, is it posible to connect
"modern" Strobes trough a adapter?
Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:12 AM
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:04 AM
I love polas and i really have a small project going one to use those Underwater.
The original SX-70 exposure control is based on the focused distance. The original flashbars that they have been used with the SX70's equals a guide number of 75 / 125 ASA or a leitzahl of 25 so any flash that have this power works perfect with the SX70 off course overwater i am talking.
So now i am curious if i can do something to create a housing that works underwater to and especially find a strobe that is so strong
I can to modify a SX-70 so its shoot always in F8 indepented on the focused Distance so i can get the most out of a light.
Otherwise.. available light shoots would do but this would be cool to use some extra light power underwater for some pool photos.
P.S. I have off course asked Ikelite about some info as this is theres housing but they anwered that they have no idea ... sad sad...
Edited by motionsync, 11 March 2010 - 10:05 AM.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:23 PM
I have , finaly found a Ikelite Underwater housing for my Polaroid camera. ...
Hope you have lotsa fun with that!
... was it the one that closed on ebay with no bidders the other day?
Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:19 AM
I will TEST some new Polaroid films soon and it would be intresand to see how its comming out with a strobe to.
My main Problem is that i am not that good in technic and i dont know how i do to modify the housing to take underwater strobes.
There is a bulkhead that is a 2 pin. so any manual strobe that in some way i can connect to this bulkhead will work.
I need just to trigger the camera. Maybe somewhere there is a adapter for a sync cable.
The other issue is that the camera works with strobes that have a guide number of ca 75 / 125 ASA But i think that with manual control of the strobe and Over Underexpose the Camera I can after some test find the sweet point.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:10 AM
Posted 16 April 2011 - 12:02 PM
Have tested my polaroid Sx70 housing now, before summer comes, and everything is just fine but there is a issue
with the finder. Is so hard to see and manual focus trough the Plexiglas to the finder so i was curious if its possible to add a Nauticam or Inon Viewfinder, or some of those inexpensive uw Camera Video Monitors
Any ideas and suggestions?
Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:07 AM
Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:57 AM
Man, ive been desperately looking for this housing to go with my sx-70. Would be great if i can find one before my vacation. If anyone has one for sale or knows where to get one, give me a buzz?
There is a Classifieds Area on Wetpixel where you can ask