I find polaroids fascinating! My father said he had a Polaroid Land Camera 250 (from 1963). I immediately looked for film and a battery.
The battery holder was broken but it was easy to fix. So first look for a new battery. Unfortunately this is a special 4.5V battery that is no longer for sale anywhere. There are a lot videos on the internet to find out how you can replace three AAA batteries but I’ve been looking for the 4.5V battery itself Found it through eBay and delivered within a week.
There are still two beautiful films made for this series of Polaroid cameras, namely Fujifilm FP-100C (color) and FP-3000B (black / white). The so-called peel-apart-type. Fujifilm FP-100C is a professional “peel-apart” instant color film with very good performance under different lighting conditions. The film is of fine grain and rich tonal gradation.
Film Size: 85 × 108mm
Image size: 73 × 95mm
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Number of photos: 10 per pack
Battery; check, film; check! Finally we can take pictures! Woot Woot!!! Remember to set the camera’s ISO right before you shoot.
Once you have taken a photo pull very carefully the white tab from the camera. Take your time because if you do it wrong you won’t be happy! As you can see, not all went well with the first few pictures.
At a temperature of 25 C (Celsius) (77 F (Fahrenheit) this film needs 90 seconds for development. That’s not really fast compared to the FP-3000B (black / white) because that one needs only 15 seconds with the same temperature. So if you have an old Land Camera 100 Series than try the FP100C! If you want information about the battery, camera, or film send me a message.
It's a great feeling when you get a camera back to work even though you thought it was already unusable because its particular type of film is no longer in production. Here's how you can do it with a Polaroid camera from the 80-series.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
My brother had a photo exhibition last year at the North Sea Jazz Festival and got two tickets. So just like the old days with our father, we went to the Ahoy Rotterdam for an evening of jazz and other music. I was armed with an analogue SLR camera, telephoto lens, and sensitive film!
Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
I've always been looking for a really simple solution to hold my color gels of my Diana Mini's flash WITH the camera and make them easy to grab when I want to use them. I also wanted something to keep them from getting damaged. Let me show you how I found a simple way to make it.
Turn ordinary scenes into cinematic moments with the new Lomography Cine400 Tungsten Film. Made from authentic cine material that we specially treated for use with 35mm cameras, this Color Negative film will produce photos that look like stills from a movie.
William Eggleston is one of the most important contemporary master and pioneer of color photography. In this article I write a tribute to his particular democratic way of looking around. For him "Nothing was more important or less important", and everything is worthy of being photographed. Again, he is fond of the dear old film; he said that "I don't think much about the digital world, because I am in the analog world!". Read more after the jump!
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
Every year my city Como hosts, for the Easter period, a great fun fair. This is a great occasion to test a camera, to make experiments with films, to have fun and to photograph people while also having fun! This year, I used my gem, the wonderful Horizon Perfekt (that I bought from the Lomography Online Shop) loaded with a timeless film, a Kodak Tri-X 400 developed, as usually for b/w, by myself. Read more after the jump!
It may take a while for some lomographers to figure out the perfect combination of camera, film, and accessory that suit their needs. But, Wessel de Haas, aka wesco, has been extremely lucky to find his early on his journey to Lomography. Find out what film and accessory he likes pairing his La Sardina 8Ball with in this edition of My First Lomo Affair!