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(Pola)roided out

Holy shit, did I come up on the come up.
Megan's grandmother told me that she had some old polaroid cameras that were her father's, and she had no use for them anymore. She said I could take, hold on to em,sell em, whatever. I really had no idea what she had, but I figured they had to be cool. To use a phrase from back them, it's the "bee's knees" man.

The two on the left are SX-70's, bad ass because they have a focus wheel, giving the ability to some depth of field. My family had one of these when I was a kid, I remember because they were fun to open and close. The warranty applies to cameras made after 1975, so probably these are something like 30 years old.

With film no less!!!
Who knows if it actually works, but i'm gonna try it out.
The prize though is the model 150, which is about the size of a small tank. I can't even imagine lugging that beast around (heretofore referred to as The Behemoth). The Behemoth has a viewfinder AND a focus window, requires a 3-step method just to get the film out the camera, and something about print coating (which are the little canisters), I guess to preserve your pictures. There's a little light meter that came with it,something unimaginable today, a photoeletric lens, a giant flash bulb, and a general sense of of aweomeness.

captivating my attention: The Black Keys - Same Ol Thing

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war4l From: war4l Date: June 15th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC) (stay up)
OOOOOOOOOOOOO I'm totally jealous! Do you know where you can get a hold of the instant film that Fuji makes?
nesto From: nesto Date: June 16th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC) (stay up)
I know right? I don't know where any of the instant film is left, but i haven't really looked either. I know there's a petition going around for fuji to take over the old polaroid factories so they'll make more, but that's all I know. You know of any place?
solicitgraffiti From: solicitgraffiti Date: June 16th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC) (stay up)
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