Polaroid

Polaroid Film

The RB67 bodies can accept several different backs allowing you to shoot onto instant film, if you can find the film. As of late 2017 the only option is FP-100c, but you should probably act fast as supplies will probably soon dry up as that film is no longer produced.

  • FP-100C ISO 100 color 3.25″x4.25″ (discontinued)
  • FP-100B ISO 100 black and white 3.25″x4.25″ (discontinued by FujiFilm USA as of 1/2013)
  • FP-3000B ISO 3000 black and white 3.25″x4.25″ (discontinued)

Any information on using Impossible Project or Instax film on the RB67 is appreciated.

 

The original Pro did not have a specifically made Polaroid back. However, an adapter was sold, known as the P-adapter that allowed the Polaroid Land Pack holder (Model 1,2, and 3) designed for the Mamiya Universal camera. Without the P-adapter, this back is unable to be mounted to any of the RB-67 bodies. The Polaroid back released with the Pro-SD includes a integrated P-adapter and mounts directly to the back of the camera body.

When shooting onto a Polaroid back there is no mask so you get a 7cmx7cm square image which means there are black bars on the sides of the instant film (the film is rectangular.)

Backs

  • Pro-SD Polaroid pack Film Holder HP701 (horizontal and vertical masks are available, but not necessary) – does not requires a P-adapter to mount to body.
  • The following require the use of a P-adapter to mate with the body.
    • Polaroid Land pack film holder Model 1
    • Polaroid Land pack film holder Model 2
    • Polaroid Land pack film holder Model 3

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34 Comments

  • February 20, 2012 - 10:03 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this info! It’s really cleared everything up for me. Just purchased an Polaroid back so hopefully now I can get shooting 🙂

  • matteo
    March 17, 2012 - 6:09 am | Permalink

    wat about M80 back fro polaroid? does it fit with FP 100 films??
    can it be modified to fit it?

  • March 20, 2012 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    I happened to pick up a Mamiya RB 67 w/ a polaroid back that goes directly on the back, but like your comment states, it produces a square 7×7 image, which leaves a black bar where the film is left un exposed. Is there a way to extend the crop to get a full polaroid without this black bar? Thanks.

    Eric

    • jodys
      March 20, 2012 - 3:35 pm | Permalink

      No, I don’t believe there is. The limit is not in the back, but in the size of the body, mirror and baffle. I suppose if you fooled with a 6×8 light baffle you might get a little bit more, but you would never be able to fill the frame.

  • matteo
    March 22, 2012 - 2:11 am | Permalink

    i have M80 and there is no space to fit the FP films, it take only the type 88 polaroing, i read.

    second question Pro-SD Polaroid pack Film Holder HP701, will fit also on mamilya rb67 pro s? not only pro sd?

  • September 5, 2012 - 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Do you know which of these films would work with the Polaroid back?

    The Impossible Project: Store

    These are the guys who bought one of the Polaroid factories when they shut down. I’d be interested in trying some of these in addition to the Fuji you referenced above. I have an RB67 on its way to me in the mail now with a Polaroid back as we speak. 🙂

    Thanks in advance for your time and expertise. Great site.

    • jodys
      September 5, 2012 - 8:05 pm | Permalink

      Hooray for the new (to you) camera and polaroid back! As far as I can tell, the Impossible Project doesn’t manufacture any peel apart films–which is what is needed for the Polaroid back.

  • September 9, 2012 - 3:52 pm | Permalink

    There’s one back you didn’t mention. Arca swiss made a sliding back where you can expose 2 times on the same polaroid/fujiroid they are both 6x4cm.

    If you want I can provide you with some images of the back and some images of the result.

  • Jazmin
    January 16, 2013 - 7:24 am | Permalink

    Where is the most common place to find these backs?

    • jodys
      January 16, 2013 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

      I purchased mine via eBay. keh.com also carries them at times.

      • Jazmin
        January 19, 2013 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

        Thank you! I was able to find one on eBay!

  • Eugen Mezei
    January 23, 2013 - 5:03 am | Permalink

    The FP-3000B is ofcourse not 100 ISO. Maybe you could correct that.

  • Bram
    January 25, 2013 - 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Sorry if I sound dumb. I just picked up an RB67 and have tried mucking around with the polaroids before I shoot with regular film. How do you get the polaroids out? Are they meant to come out on their own?

    • jodys
      January 26, 2013 - 8:09 am | Permalink

      There are two major types of instant films: the integral sx-70 type and the peel-apart Land films. You might have used the integral type before, since those Polaroid cameras often ejected the film after the shot. The RB67 back takes the peel-apart films. Assuming you were able to load the film into the back (there are youtube videos that show this), after you remove the dark slide and take the shot, you gently, but firmly pull the little white and red paper tab, which then pulls a much larger tab out of the side of the back. The larger tab is actually part of the film. You grab this and pull the film firmly and quickly out of the back. Then you wait however many seconds you need to wait (this is specific to the film and ambient air temperature), then when the time is up you peel the film apart. Voila!

  • Eugen mezei
    January 30, 2013 - 4:27 pm | Permalink

    A Fuji back that requires a P-Adapter also exist. I have it in my hands right now, looking for information how to open it.
    It has the Fuji logo on it embossen in plastic and it is marked “for Mamiya”.

  • February 1, 2013 - 1:20 am | Permalink

    Hello –

    I am currently selling some RB/RZ equipment on Ebay, and one potential buyer has asked if my Polaroid back (which I used with an RZ) will fit his RB body. I believe it will, but I’m not sure because I had another Polaroid back at the time I used my old RB body, which I no longer have. Can you tell from the photos in this auction what kind of Polaroid back this is, and whether it will fit on the RB body? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mamiya-RB-67-RZ-67-Polaroid-Back-with-cropping-inserts-/160962930165

    Thank you very much!
    Andy Pearlman

    • jodys
      February 7, 2013 - 2:43 pm | Permalink

      Sorry I missed your question. In answer, no that back wouldn’t work. It is a Polaroid back for an RZ67. For the most part the RZ67 and RB67 are not compatible and especially in this case (excepting a special rare adapter that allows you to use a RB67 back on a RZ67 body)

  • Randy Moe
    February 6, 2013 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Just finished shooting portraits with Fuji B&W ISO 3000 Instant with my RB SD. I love this film in this camera. $1.00 a shot, developed instantly. Scans well on any cheap scanner. Also got a nice RZ II 30 minutes ago on eBay. My RB lenses and finders will work on the RZ. I bought the RZ II for the fine focus knob. However the RZ needs RZ only film backs, that OK, plenty for sale cheap.

    I now have 3 RB, one of each model, 6 lenses, 1 RZ II, 4 finders and still have less than $1000 invested. They sold a lot of these and now everybody is dumping. NOS is still available for 15 cents on the dollar. They will never be rare, but they will always be great cameras.

    I can now shoot the best cameras ever made, for pennies. Don’t get me started on old large format cameras, another secret of film buffs.

    • jodys
      February 7, 2013 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

      Everything you have said is truth! I love the RB and I have everything I could every really want in a camera (except perhaps half a stop or stop more of speed). There are other wonderful cameras out there, but none quite the same ratio of cost/quality.

  • David
    May 2, 2013 - 9:53 am | Permalink

    Is it possible to get a Polaroid film back made for the 645 Pro, Pro TL, Super to work with the RB67? Thanks.

    • jodys
      May 3, 2013 - 1:13 pm | Permalink

      As far as I know, it wouldn’t work easily. The mechanism that Mamiya used to mate 645 Pro backs to the body is not the same as the mechanism used on the RB67. Furthermore, the difference in back size would be a pretty big hinderance.

  • Andrew
    August 23, 2013 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I have an Rb67 on the way, can you use the HP701 polaroid pack on a standard Rb67 (not pro s or sd) body? I would like to be able to utilize the centered frame on the film from the pack.

    • jodys
      August 26, 2013 - 8:40 am | Permalink

      I can’t say this with perfect confidence, but I you should be able to use the HP701 on any of the bodies. I don’t believe that that mechanical interface changed in any substantial way.

  • Lior
    March 30, 2014 - 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the information.

    I just buy a Mamiya RB67, and in a search for a polaroid back. I cannot seem to find HP701, but there’s HP702 for the RZ67 camera. Do you know if it would work? and does it need a P adapter?

    • jodys
      April 20, 2014 - 7:32 pm | Permalink

      No, you need the adapter for the RB. The RZ hasn’t a different mounting mechanism.

  • June 3, 2014 - 11:25 am | Permalink

    Hi Jodys,

    Thank you for these great articles.
    I have a very basic question: considering Fuji FP3000 are set to 3200asa, what would be the standard aperture and shutter speed to be used with my RB67?

    Thanks a lot for your feedback.

    David

  • Michael Finder
    May 4, 2015 - 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi, will a RZ67 Polaroid bck dark slide fit a RB67 Pro SD polaroid back? Perhaps Mamiya dark slides for Polaroid backs are the same? Thanks Michael.

  • Olivia Gatti
    January 20, 2016 - 11:35 am | Permalink

    Sorry if I missed this, but I own the classic RB67 and want to know if the RB67 Pro SD is compatible with the camera.
    Thanks!

    • jodys
      December 22, 2016 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

      For mounting the polaroid back, the bodies are functionally the same.

  • Johan
    February 13, 2016 - 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Hey great article! I’m slightly confused on what’s compatible with the RB67 Pro I’ve purchased a NPC Polaroid back with a P adapter is that compatible with the RB67 to shoot Polaroids?

  • Johan
    February 19, 2016 - 11:44 am | Permalink

    Does the back for the Mamiya 600/600 SE work with a P adapter on the RB67?

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