Impossible 365 – 011113

 

01/09/13
Happy Birthday-Eve!
Sun 660 Autofocus / Impossible PX600 Color Protection
Years ago I accidentally created a tradition of bringing home a dozen balloons on someone's birthday. . .

 

1/10/13
In God We Trust
SX70 / Impossible PX100 Color Protection
 
I seem to be getting the exposure thing under control.
 

1/11/13

The Culprits (1)

Part one of the tools for my Impossible 365 Project. Rear row, l to r:

  • Polaroid Impulse, a 600-series thrift store buy for $2. Untested as of yet.
  • SX70 Model 2 – a local Craigslist find. My most expensive Polaroid thus far at $70. White plastic with brown leather.
  • Automatic 250 – my first pack camera, an all-metal flea market find with a huge rangefinder. $25
  • Spectra – a real workhorse. Thrift store, $6. I bought two and sent the other to a friend on Twitter to use.
  • One Step express – my first thrift store find ($6) and my re-entry into instant photography. Beth likes it so much I bought her one identical to it.

Front row, l to r:

  • Sun 600 LMS – the Light Management System. Other than a built-in flash, I'm not sure what this means. Another $6 thrift store find.
  • One Step BC Series – the Polaroid of my youth, an SX70-series box camera on loan from Dad.
  • Time Zero One Step with 2351 flash – the 'Dark Side of the Moon' camera. This one belonged to Gramp and was a Christmas gift from my parents.
  • Sun 660 Autofocus – A bargain! My most recent thrift store find at only $3.99
Shot on Fuji FP3000B with my other Christmas Polaroid, an Automatic 230 pack camera. Dad bought my (his) 230 with his cash bonus upon discharge from the army in 1967. It's similar in features to the 250 but has a plastic chassis and a smaller rangefinder with separate viewing and focusing windows. I've constructed a 'Franken-battery' to allow use of AAA batteries without permanent modifications to the camera.

2 comments

  1. mr618

    Sounds like the only one you’re missing is the Swinger… Quite the collection. How difficult is it finding film in MA? Here in ME, everything is tough to find, even 35mm (Wal Mart is about the only place, and I hate them with a passion).

    • mack505

      Film is pretty easy. We have Hunt’s Photo in Melrose, and I have good mail order sources for most things (B&H, Freestyle, Film Photography Project.) CVS still stocks some film, and there’s always Amazon as a last resort.

      No Swinger yet, but I do have a Colorpack II on the way. . .