Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Polaroid 250 Land Camera

I have wanted an old camera that I did not have to mess with someone else developing the film. I found a couple of articles the other week about Polaroid Land cameras. It is a match made in heaven. The film is still readily available and is pull apart. Steve and I went to an antique store on Friday and behold I turned to look at a table and the camera was sitting right there. It is meant to be because a week before when I was in there the camera was not there.

Miraculously the camera was only $10. When I took it home and opened it up the camera was in pretty good shape. A little bit of surface rust was inside but I took some alcohol and water and cleaned it with Q-tips. Then I bought the film off of amazon and Steve found me the special battery for it. You can convert it to use AAA batteries but I did not feel like cutting wires.Yesterday, I was able to use the camera.

I love it!!! I still have some kinks to work out. Still trying to get a hang of the focus, but I still like my slightly unfocused shots too. Next time I will perhaps try a different way of cleaning because in a few pictures I have some streaks across. 

Here are some of the shots!!!



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