A Polaroid Giveaway X2 / 2 chances to win! details here:
Have you ever wanted to step into the wonderful world of analog instant photography but have never had the chance because you do not own a Polaroid camera? Well, here’s your chance.
I’m giving away a Polaroid OneStep Flash camera & a Polaroid Spirit 600 camera. With the generosity of Impossible Project, I am including a box of PX 680 Color Shade film with each camera.
Two chances to win …
FIRST CHANCE: Reply in the comments below why you feel you deserve to be picked. You can write a poem, give me a list of reasons or even a haiku, but be creative. Creativity goes a long way! I will pick an individual on April 1st (no kidding).
SECOND CHANCE: I will randomly pick an individual from the comments below.
Why am I do this? I love shooting with Polaroid cameras and I love shooting with Impossible film. I want to share the love.
Disclaimer: * In your comment, please include your e-mail address in case you win so I can contact you for a mailing address. Your e-mail will not be used in any other way or put on a list. I promise.
* Valid for US residents only * Void where Giveaways are prohibited
I went to an auction today. Not a camera-specific auction, just a general arrangement; lots of pots, plates, paintings, furniture, etc. Hidden amongst them was Lot 5 - a massive collection of cameras and paraphernalia. Jumbling away, expecting a load of 80’s Canons and point and shoots, I started to realise this was a lot of serious kit. A LOT of kit.
The long and short of this story is that in my first ever auction, I jumped in right and the end and bid £180 for the lot. And won. And the whole room gasped. My mother, who was next to me at the time, looked dumbstruck.
I, meanwhile, had a heart attack.
I’ve not got much time before I have to leave the house, but I’ve quickly sorted through, and there’s some ridiculously lovely kit here. Forgive the hurried kitchen-worktop arrangement, but I really wanted to share/gloat/die of happiness in a public sphere before I go out.
So, here’s a full list, roughly from left to right: Olympus Trip 35 Ross Ensign Ful-Vue Super Ross Ensign Sulfix 1620 Kodak Instamatic 104 Agiflex w/ 80mm/3.5 lens RMC Tokina 500/8 mirror lens, K mount Pentax SMC 50/1.7 lens, K mount Pentax SMC 35/2.8 lens, K mount Pentax MX w/ Vivitar 70-210/3.5 lens Pentax SMC 135/3.5 lens, K mount Pentax SMC 28/2.8 lens, K mount Pentax KX w/ Vivitar 28-90/2.8-3.5 lens Portrait Box Brownie no. 2 Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 50/4 lens, Pentacon Six mount Pentacon Six TL w/ “ausJena” (Carl Zeiss) 80/2.8 lens Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Orestegor 300/4 lens, Pentacon Six mount Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 120/2.8, Pentacon Six mount
And that’s just the ACTUAL camera stuff - lenses and bodies. There’s also a massive amount of cases, extension rings for both systems, K mount teleconverters, flash guns, tripods, and all sorts of other gubbins. Hell, there’s even a slide projector.
I’m not saying that this is the best day ever. But it is, in fact, the best day ever.