Tagged ‘polaroid’

Fujifilm Instax 200

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I *love* instant film. It’s always magical to have a photo develop infront of your eyes. Having a physical photograph that you can stick on your wall, give to a friend or put in an album is great too. With digital I end up with so few printed photographs, everything is on the computer.

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This is my Fuji Instax camera, it takes the Fujifilm Instax Instant Film which is easy to get hold of. The negative thing about it is that it’s huge! It’s so bulky and I don’t take it out as much as I would like because of that. I am tempted to get one of the smaller Instax cameras that are more handbag sized.

I got this, and a lot of my other cameras, at a carboot sale. They’re great places for picking up stuff like this for next to nothing. I think this one cost a couple of pounds.

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The colours are great, so deep and bright. Some instant films tend to look faded but this stuff is lovely. I have just loaded it with some very old expired film so I expect that might have lost some of it’s colour over time. I’ll post the results soon.

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Polaroid M80

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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I thought I’d share with you some of my cameras. Between us, Daz and I have so many, I stopped counting after we past 50. We’ve stopped going to camera fairs because we don’t have room on our shelves for any more and the cupboard is full too! We’ve not used all of them but I’m trying to work my way through them so they will get used at some point (if film is still available for them).

This is the Polaroid M80 Land Camera. It’s great. This is one of the few cameras I paid more than a few pounds for. It’s reconditioned and came from America (I got stung by customs so it was super expensive!) It takes Fuji 100C film which they still make. I’ve also picked up lots of film for it at camera fairs for a fraction of the price.

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The film develops at different speeds in different temperatures so sometimes it’s difficult to work out how long to leave it. There is a timer on the back of the camera which starts as soon as you pull the film out. When it beeps you peel apart the film (being careful of the goopy stuff) and your photo is revealed.

I wrote a review of this camera for Lomography.com which includes lots more pictures I’ve taken with it.

We went for a walk down by the river and took some photos.
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