New SL66 Polaroid Back

Since I began shooting on my Rolleiflex SL66 I’ve been looking for a Polaroid Back for it, and finally I found one. It is made by Arcaswiss. I had to try it immediately but I discovered it didn’t fit properly. I found out that a part of it was bent, maybe during shipping, but my dad managed to straighten the part without damaging it and now it mounts without problems. I went in my darkroom to switch an opened pack of Fuji FP-100C from a defected Polaroid Automatic 100 I’ve been shooting with to the new back without losing any shot and then asked my dad to take a quick snapshot of me just to try it out, I seriously could not wait. It works fine, the only problem is that when using it on the SL66 it’s hard to put it on my tripod, so I have to use it backwards, but that’s ok. It is a bit sad to use only a little square on the picture instead of the whole size but it’s fine for test shots before exposing a whole film roll on one subject constant light condition. Now I’m able to figure out how the picture will look like on the negative, and post the previews as well! Here are some pictures of the Polaroid back, my Rolleiflex and the test shot we did:

Polaroid back for SL66 by Arcaswiss

Polaroid back for SL66 by Arcaswiss

Rolleiflex SL66 with 120 back

Rolleiflex SL66 with Polaroid back

Portrait, test shot

4 Responses to New SL66 Polaroid Back

  1. Roland says:

    Large addict on this blog, lots of your blogposts have truly helped me out. Awaiting improvements!

  2. […] as Polaroid Automatic 100, Polaroid 600 SE and many Polaroid back for different cameras (see my SL66 post). It’s a bit expensive but the color and sharpness of the picture is excellent. There’s one […]

  3. […] being produced for type 100 camera and similar. I shoot it with my Polaroid Automatic 100 and with my Rolleiflex SL66 with a Polaroid back, it gives perfect color matching if shot in sunlight and very sharp details. As a peel off film you […]

  4. […] post, but I’ll spread the news within the next few weeks. I think I told about the issues with my Rolleiflex SL66 which got stuck, I got it repaired in Milano now so I’m back on the […]

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