The Impossible Project just launched some new experimental film for SX-70 cameras called Cyanograph. It is described as “experimental monochromatic, low-contrast all blue film”. The film just went on sale today, but I would expect for it to be sold out in the next few days. This was offered to Impossible Pioneers first and now it is being offered to the general public.
The Spectra / Image Close-Up Lens is a fun accessories to have as it lets your take some nice somewhat macro photos. It generally comes in a nice nylon bag with foam inside to help protect it. The lens itself simply clicks on to the front of the camera. This version is black and says Polaroid F112 on the front. I am happy to say that I have 2 in excellent condition that still have the original box and manual with them and I am happy to share my experience with them.
The Lens easily clips on to most Spectra / Image Polaroid Cameras. The small tab at the top of the close-up lens fits into a grove above actual lens of the camera. You just simply slip it in and then bring it down into place. The front of the Close-Up lens has a rubber grasp that acts as a measuring tape. You essentially extend it out as far as it goes and you place the object that you are taking a picture of at that distance. This should tell you that you are about 10 inches from the Lens and should be in focus. Once you have extended the tape and know your distance you can let the rubber grasp go and it will automatically rewind back into the Lens.
I would suggest having the camera on a tripod or on a steady surface so that you don’t lose your place, otherwise your picture may come out blurry due to both placement and movement of the camera itself.
The close-up lens can then easily be taken off again by pulling on the bottom tab and lifting it away from the camera. Below are some examples of the some of the Polaroids I was able to take using the lens.
I personally love the lens and its ability to give the Spectra a chance to take more interesting shots that you otherwise wouldn’t have. If you need more information I have also uploaded the manual. Please feel free to take a review of it at the below link.