Polaroid 550 is still working?

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Hi everybody! It is my first day in your forum and I am a little bit nervous...
I write you with my bad english because I need some informations.
I live in Italy and here, if you have to look for some special stuff you are going to run into problems…
For example, here with me is a Polaroid 550 back, once there were Polaroid pack for it, If I remember well the 795 (color) or something like this. Three years ago the manufacturer discontinued its production and so I bought a different Polaroid back (405) so I use 664 and I am happy (quite happy, because is not 4x5 full size format).
Here is the problem, what can I do with my 550 back? Do still exist films for this back?
Is it possible to make a conversion and use it for something else?
Ciao e grazie
Carsten
 

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By any chance, does the 4X5 version of Fuji FP-100C work with the Polaroid 550, or only the Fuji back?
 

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bobfowler said:
That's good news. I was wondering about that since Polanoid announced that 4X5 pack film are going away...

I started using it quite by accident. I ordered the film once, without checking, assuming it would work in a standard Polaroid holder. Then I found out it wouldn't, went looking for a holder, found they weren't available anymore - but found one use. Too bad, I really like using it. I just wish I had ordered more B&W film for it; Calumet stopped selling Polaroid film for it last month.
 
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Thank you very much, I will look for these Fuji packs hoping to find them in Italy.
The Polaroid old packs for the 550 were wonderful quality, wonderful silk surface, beautiful format. I do not care too much about the silk finishing but it was "cozy".
Maybe I can have the same effect ironing the glossy Fuji pressing them under a tablecloth...
 

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I use a lot of FP-100C in my 405 holder - I like it much more than Polaroids 669 or 690) - so it'll be nice having the same product for 4X5. Time to dust off the 550!
 
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Thank you! I already wiped off all the dust. I am coming to NYC next week, so I can buy cheaper films there...
 
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