P O L A R O I D

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It’s been a while since I revived my now irreparably broken Polaroid Land Camera 450. But that camera lives on in a way, with its Zeiss Ikon finder now mounted to my recently acquired Land Camera 240. For my first pack of color film with the camera, I set up a light in my cousin’s back yard and took a few portraits of Bridget and Suki:

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Between the 1967 Land Camera 240 and my all-plastic Colorpack II, I’ve become quite addicted to shooting pack film lately. Here are some frames taken with the latter, which, though lacking in finesse when compared to the 240, is still a blast to shoot with:

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One of the cool things about the Colorpack II is that it takes those Blue Dot Flash Cubes. Not a very refined light source, but still a ton of fun:

You know, in today’s very digital world, pulling a developed print out of one of these beautiful cameras feels downright miraculous. I think it’s about time I loaded my freezer up with pack film!

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Polaroid Land Camera 240 | Polaroid Colorpack II | Fuji FP-100C | Fuji FP-3000B

17 thoughts on “P O L A R O I D

    1. Hah! JADE! You have a Land Camera already!

      Though I could see how this post would instill some jealousy — these photos are gorgeous and you have such a good eye for shooting peel aparts! I’m so happy we got an extended peek at this adventure so soon!

      1. @Jade thanks! Seems to me you and Cory are doing some awesome stuff with the Land Camera you already have. Keep it up 🙂

        @Kim thank you! I gotta say, shooting pack film is dangerously addictive. This adventure will certainly continue!

  1. wow, this thing is huge, but i love the images that it produces! i would be as addicted to it as you are if i had one. another thing to put on the “wanted” list.

    1. Thank you! Keeping the camera steady is pretty important. I had the camera on a tripod when I took some of the color portraits at the top of this post. Getting your subject in focus can be a challenge with these cameras as well, even with the pretty decent rangefinders they have. They key is to really slow down and double check that rangefinder patch to make sure you have critical focus where you need it (though even then it can be hit or miss). When shooting color film with the Colorpack II, which lacks a rangefinder, I typically pull out my Leica rangefinder and get a distance reading that way.

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