Ok ... so I am making an official thread for the polaroid lovers, this stemming from all the talk on the coffee and camera thread.
I received my Fuji FP-3000B film today; I took a couple examples and I was hoping this would evolve into some discussion into Polaroid rangefinders
My camera is a Land Camera Model 250 114mm glass lens with the Zeiss Ikon viewfinder
I have the portrait kit, a cloud filter, and a flash gun (though never used it)
I bought the camera off of ebay over a year ago for 10 bucks ... it came with a case and a flash gun ... oh and a strap
The exposure was off when I first played with it, but after a little research I found this site
which showed how to adjust the exposure mechanism and locate a battery
Good ole Radio Shack still has lithium versions of the batteries and it took about 6 days for the transaction, since Radio Shack has to locate these batteries in their warehouse
The exposure took a few shots to get right (about 6 or 6 dollars) ... to be honest I only ever got it right for the ISO 3000 film and I have yet to try to ISO 80 or 100 on its setting ... but the shots I get with this camera was worth the trouble.
When you take it out in public to take some snap shots or portraits people always ask questions and love the look of the old bellow camera (old is relative since my camera is circa 1966)
My father thinks back to his teenaged years when he sees it, my nieces love their portraits especially if they get to hold their photo (2 and 3 years old)
As much as I love my other cameras, especially my Yashica ... this Polaroid just remains its own camera for better or for worse
Share your polaroid stories or your work... or ask questions regarding the Land Cameras or Polaroids in general
I am posting three photos from tonight with Fuji FP-3000B B&W pack film
#1: I know a sin on this site... oh well... A bevy of my SLRs .. a Minolta X-370 (passed down by my late grandfather, his 'new techy camera' in the early 80s) with 28mm f2.8 MD lens attached, Rokkor MC PF 135mm F2.8, (and its normal lens) 50mm Rokkor MC PF f1.7
A Miranda MS-1 used by my brother for year book photos about 12 years ago
And my Nikon D50 sporting a Nikkor 50mm (effective 74mm) f1.8 ... my everyday workhorse ... don't worry my yashica is used just as frequently
My wall of polaroids and other prints
My year was as chaotic as this wall.... so here is a polaroid of all the polaroids
My Nike Free Trail shoes ... amazing shoes that is waiting for the snow to melt for more abuse (the fall was hard on these shoes)
Enjoy everyone and long live polaroids!!!!!!!