Friday, 7 August 2009

polaroid love...

Following on from my last post,I forgot to say that when I was in Belgium we went to a flea market, which was fantastic.

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I managed to pick up a sonar 5000 polaroid camera for 7 Euros which I was very happy about. It's pretty well loved, (for that read scratched lol!) and I don't actually know if the camera works and finding sx 70 film is proving a little tricky, as they stopped making it in 2006. I have found one place where I can get a film for £18.50 for 8 exposures - eek! I have to say I was actually considering this as a treat but the postage is £14 - yikes and it's only coming from Europe - so £32.50 for 8 exposures and I don't even know if my camera works - mmmm - I'm still pondering...

Still, there is hope in the form of the Impossible Project. A group of former workers are on a quest to produce film that can be used in vintage polaroids. They have exactly a year which ends at the end of 2009 and have signed a lease on the old polaroid factory for 10 years. The problem is that some of the components used in the film are no longer available so they are seeking experts with information The site gives a contdown and at this point in time there are 13,240,759 seconds to go...

So until then, this is the next best thing for now. I found this site called Poladroid which you can download and use to transform your photos into a polaroid style. It's cute and fun for playing around and best of all it's free!

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Enjoy your weekend!

6 comments:

elk said...

oh how wonderful...the images are so special

Liss said...

Film is no longer cheap and a dying art.

this is a great find I hope you spend the money on some file and use it on the odd occasion.

Catherine said...

What a lucky find with the camera, but wow that is expensive film! I've been looking out too, I saw a sweet ex 70 land camera in mbourne a few months ago but it was $70. It used 600 film which seems easier to buy but still expensive. I'm still on the hunt! I hope you can find some film for yours I'd love to see your shots

Tracy said...

Those photos are delicious...and love the a camera--a great find! Happy shooting! :o)

Christina said...

I am in love with these photos! Love the camaera.
xo

kelly said...

poladroid is addictive! i love the real thing too but it's good to have a free version to play with. your images look wonderful!