There have been a few threads here discussing instant film cameras but I think you may be the only member with enough of 'em to be considered a collector. I have an early folding Polaroid I keep under our bed to be used for self defense if anyone breaks into the house. One swat in the side of the head with the 'roid and they wouldn't be getting up any time soon.
Post by Just Plain Curt on Mar 16, 2009 6:02:01 GMT -5
GAS= Gear Acquisition Syndrome P.S. I have a few instant cameras too, none I've really sought out, they just find me. Polaroids, about 35: 4 SX70's, batch of folders, 2 Spectra, etc. as well as a Fuji Instax and 2 or 3 Kodaks. Only ever use the Spectra these days as I still have a few films for it.
Somewhere packed away I've got a couple of big old folding Polaroid Land cameras. Don't know if they're fantastic, but plastic they certainly ain't. They're honest to goodness metal. There's also a later plastic body one that opens up a bit like an eyelid. It's not the reflex model but I can't remember which one it is.
One day I might dig them out, see if the a shutters work and offer them to a Polaroid collector here or put them on ebay. Main drawback would be postage because of the weight. I had a couple of Swingers, but after seeing the results from one I gave them away.