Polaroid SX-70. Charleston, IL. 2012.
Leica M6 with Collapsible Summicron. 2012.
Yashica Mat 124-G.
Diversions In Illinois.
I love old cameras and use them quite a bit for weddings, portrait sessions, and for personal projects. My great uncle was a photographer and when he passed I inherited quite a bit of his equipment. Recently in going through my acquisitions (of which there are many!) I camera across a white Polaroid SX-70. The SX-70 is the classic folding camera introduced in the 70′s that brought us the classic square instant photo. Even though Polaroid stopped making the film, the Impossible Project has continued making new experimental versions of the film, making the SX-70 a much sought after camera. The camera I found a seemed to work well, but the leather was completely rotten and flaking off. I found an online store that sells new leather for old cameras and replaced the leather with new blue leather at Caitlin’s request. I think it turned out pretty well. -Micah.
TLR on Pack Film.
Mamiya 645. Polaroid Back.
Not Much To Come.
My setup for tomorrow’s trip to Connecticut. I’m still fiddling with taking my smaller DSLR for convenience since some of photos may be posted by my wife’s company since she is going on business. Hmmm. I’d like the simplicity of not worrying about batteries and memory cards.
Dad’s First Word.
My wife holding the M6. Yes, I that is a cheap old Zykkor flash on it. I march to a different beat.
So, I have an old Pentax Spotmatic I rarely use. My new system is a Pentax Superprogram, which is much lighter, and my new Leica M6, which I plan on using mostly for Black and White work. So, today, I’m running late for a test and forget to grab a camera. I knew I’d see something I’d want to shoot and I’d be heartbroken. So, of course there was a large protest on campus and I just had to get some shots. Then it hit me. My Spotmatic was in the car!…no film… So I hit up Walgreens, picked up the last pack of Kodak BW400, and I was in business. So, I just want to say, if you’ve got an old camera you think will be unused, chances are it might come in handy. Just leave it in your car or bag!