I recently discovered a stray pack of expired Impossible Silver Shade for my Spectra. I didn't expect much and thus was pleasantly surprised. I hear the newest Impossible films are getting pretty good. I may need to order a pack or two. The Spectra was fun to work with again.
Skipping ahead to the present. . . This week was Beth's year-end band concert. She and her classmates did great. I packed along my SX70 and my Instax Min 90. I figured there wasn't much point in trying to get shots of her across the crowded auditorium, so I concentrated on portraits. The SX70 was… Continue reading Week 21 – Recital
For week 76, I chose the last SX-70 in my collection. This Time Zero OneStep was my grandfather's. It was cooler than ours because it has the 2359 flash instead of a flashbar. Unfortunately the 2359 is its primary handicap. It often fails to fire and locks up the camera. Oddly it works fine on… Continue reading Week 76 -Polaroid Time Zero OneStep
On the heels of the success of the SX-70 instant camera, Polaroid needed a mass market offering. Folding SX-70's were marvels of technology and beauty, but they cost an arm and a leg. Enter the One Step. Introduced in 1977, it was a simple rigid-bodied camera using the same integral film technology. It featured a… Continue reading Week 56 – Polaroid One Step
Shooting with the SX70 was fairly easy. The camera is held at an odd upward angle in order to keep the lens perpendicular to the ground. The split image focus was easy to work with, although it is located near the bottom of the viewfinder instead of in the center. I soon discovered that even… Continue reading Polaroid SX70 Model 2 – week 38 results
I have almost no photos this week, but not for lack of trying. I've been shooting an old pack of film in a newly acquired Spectra Pro, and the results are unpublishable. I'm not sure if it's the camera or the film. I will have to do some testing. In any event, yesterday I took… Continue reading A week without photos 2.14.13
2.1.13 Impulse Autofocus / Impossible PX680 CP 2.2.13 Retired Automatic 250 / FP100c 2.3.13 Horizontal Impulse Autofocus / Impossible PX680 CP 2.4.13 WOW! Closed. Automatic 250 / FP100c There's just something about Salisbury Beach in the winter. 2.5.13 Knox Box Spectra / PZ680 Hand-held long exposure 2.6.13 Jasmine Spectra / PZ680 Here she is, the… Continue reading The week in review 2.9.13