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FP-100C in da cold!
Old 01-05-2017   #1
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FP-100C in da cold!

Anyone ever shot this stuff in roughly freezing weather? I have a project I want to do, and will test this waters this month. I imagine best case scenario is about 5C., but maybe down to 0C or so. From what I understand, you can't really over develop them. Should I just stick exposed shots in my pocket for 10 minutes before peeling apart?
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Used to be with some cameras the came with a pair of metal plates (The Kodak Instants perhaps?), you stuck it in between the metal pocket and held it under your armpit for a couple minutes.
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My old Polaroid 100 came with the metal sandwich. As mentioned, you slide the film between the metal leaves and put someplace warm. Never tried it, but it should work.

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I've shot FP-100c in freezing weather before. You want to try to keep the film reasonably warm before the shot, so that the developer in the pods will spread correctly when you pull it from the camera. Keep the camera under your coat until it is time to shoot. A reasonably warm camera will keep the film warm prior to shooting.

Once you've pulled the film, keep it warm in an inside pocket while it develops. Give it plenty of time, 10 minutes or more. it wouldn't hurt to wait until you got home, but whatever you do don't let the developing film freeze before you peel it!
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I used it in my pinhole cameras at around 5 C it worked well but required a much longer developing time. As suggested keeping the camera warm (and the film before-when developing will help.
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The regular procedure used to be to put the exposed Polaroid underneath your T-shirt for processing. This works better with integral film (as that is intended to process to completion), but in my experience recent instant pack film (like FP-100C) does well enough even if you exceed the development time significantly.
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Anyone ever shot this stuff in roughly freezing weather? I have a project I want to do, and will test this waters this month. I imagine best case scenario is about 5C., but maybe down to 0C or so. From what I understand, you can't really over develop them. Should I just stick exposed shots in my pocket for 10 minutes before peeling apart?
Zero degrees C is not that cold. Stick the un-peeled film under your shirt against your abdomen. You won't die from the draft. This is actually a useful technique any time it's below 20 degrees C.

You don't need a cold clip. It's basically just a device that keeps older Polaroid goo off your clothes. It does not hold heat, and its aluminum is actually designed to transmit your body heat into the film.

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Love it! Practical shooting.

I doubt the stuff will freeze.. I'm shooting with a Mamiya Universal Press. Will load it in a warm, cozy place and try the advice above.

Thanks so much for the prompt replies!
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Hope you'll share some of your pictures!
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