Thursday, July 01, 2010

Adventures in Polaroidland

So, I've been scouring Ebay for the last few months for this camera.

It's a Polaroid SX70 Land Camera, but not just any Polaroid, oh no. It's a Polaroid Land Camera 1000 Supercolor Onestep with a matching Q-Light flash (I had to look the name up), the much sought-after 1977 white Polaroid Camera with rainbow stripe and red shutter button, a.k.a. the cutest Polaroid camera known to man.

You can find the camera body here and there, but with the matching flash? They are completely unattainable-- unless you're willing to take the camera with some random flash that doesn't match or unless you have the time and moolah to engage in bidding wars on Ebay.
Luckily, I have tenacity in spades.
Earlier this week , we ran across this little gem on Ebay, and the planets all aligned, because there was a too-good-to-be-true "Buy Now" button right next to it.

Now you might be thinking, "Sure, the cammie's adorable, but what film do you intend to use in it? Polaroid stopped making film like three years ago, right?"
Yes, right!

But as luck and Polaroid enthusiasts would have it, the planets also aligned a while back in the form of The Impossible Project. Since March 23 of this year, this little group began to produce new film to use in vintage Polaroid cameras.

They even saved the last Polaroid production plant in the Netherlands and worked through tons of technical problems along the way.
Their story is the stuff inspiration is made of.

The Impossible Project has also teamed up with one of our faves, Photojojo, and you can buy the Impossible Project Polaroid film at the Photojojo store.

Obviously, we needed Polaroid film for our new/old Polaroid camera, so I ordered film from Photojojo AND film from The Impossible Project, because we weren't sure which one would be quicker.
I'll let you know who wins.


Silver Strands said...

Ooh fun! Can't wait to see the photos you're going to take with it!

boomerang man said...

Heck Yeah! Love polaroid. Alli and I have one but the film was so expensive we stopped using it. If it had a rainbow stripe we probably would never have stopped.

You Are My Fave said...

Oh yes, I love me a polaroid land camera. Although the silver shade has been a little hit and miss for me. The camera I used for my most recent polaroids takes Sx-70 film so it's more readily available.

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