Polaroid Spectra System Camera & photo transfer

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I have not yet tried photo transfering. I do have a Polaroid Specta System Onyx Camera and it uses Polaroid Spectra High Definition Film. Can anyone tell me if this camera is suitable for use in photo transfering? Also, if it is not, any suggestions for a low cost solution for a beginner?

Thanks very much in advance for your assistance!

-- Mary H. (mary1004@speakeasy.org), July 12, 2001


i just wanted to see if you got any answers to your question, i just bought the same camera and am just now trying to learn about dye transfers, if you found out would you please let me know, thanks

-- samantha faircloth (samanthafair@hotmail.com), October 30, 2001.

I'm also just entering the world of photography. I come from a painting and charcoal background, so my wife thought I'd enjoy image transfers and emulsions via Polaroid. She recently bought me a Spectra 1200FF Polaroid. Have you found out whether or not the Spectra film is suitable for the transfers and/ore emulsions?

Thanks - and good luck

-- Michael (mpitone@hotmail.com), February 21, 2003.

No, you cannot do any transfers with Polaroid Spectra film, you can only do it with "peel-a-part" film. Spectra & 600film have a plastic coating on the film that locks the chemicals inside and using a different chemical process than that of say 669 film. 669 film is used in Polaroid Land Cameras or a Polaroid Day lab. 669 film is most commonly used for Emulsion lifts and Image Transfers.

Check this link out: http://www.polaroid.com/creative/index.jsp

-- Richard Jenson (rjen@whoisit.com), October 01, 2004.

I just tried with my spectra camera and it did not work. Does anyone know where to by the peel apart film and camera and the cost? Thanks!!

-- Corinna McShane (reenie79@hotmail.com), October 24, 2004.

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