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52 Cameras: # 134 — Polaroid Sun 600 LMS




Scanned on a CanoScan 9000f at 600DPI. These are resized to 1024 pixels on the short side.
The first two are also in the video. There are 8 frames in a pack of Impossible film — it’s not like I have 36 images to choose from, plus, I really like them.
Zoe.  No idea why it happened but I love the colors on the white walls.

Zoe. No idea why it happened but I love the colors on the white walls.


Most RVs run the gamut from butt-ugly to "meh".  Airstreams are cool.

Most RVs run the gamut from butt-ugly to “meh”. Airstreams are cool.


This is a lame picture but it’s the result of an experiment so I included it. I used a telephoto adapter for a Canon AF35ML/Super Sure Shot/Autoboy Super (which sadly, I don’t have working yet). I framed using the adapter lens held over the viewfinder lens and then moved it over the taking lens. I was a little sloppy with the framing (no tripod) and got my finger in the picture but it works! That means I can use an even longer telephoto, a wide angle, or even a fish-eye adapter. I do need to adjust for the loss of light next time — there ain’t no free lunch.
There's a hummingbird in there somewhere.

There’s a hummingbird in there somewhere.


Another developer-didn’t-quite-reach splat. Still, not bad for film that’s been expired for 2 years.
My sweeties, chillin' on the couch.

My sweeties, chillin’ on the couch.


Just after sunset using flash override.  Highlighting the foliage in the foreground would've looked weird.

Just after sunset using flash override. Highlighting the foliage in the foreground would’ve looked weird.


My other swwetie, Trinity.  She has a 6th sense like Zoe, and starts moving when a shutter fires.

My other swwetie, Trinity. She has a 6th sense like Zoe, and starts moving when a shutter fires.


Last frame in the pack -- walking into the sun on our street.

Last frame in the pack — walking into the sun on our street.




A sexy little beast.

A sexy little beast.


Frog tongue.

Frog tongue.


Nice clean film chamber and rollers.

Nice clean film chamber and rollers.


Original case.

Original case.


Detail of the strange override button.

Detail of the strange override button.

52 Cameras: Camera 84 part 2 — Polaroid One Step Flash

Weird expired-effects aside, I love this film. I’ll get some more fresh and shoot it fresh and see how it goes. Every time I’ve purchased Impossible film, it’s been better than the last so they’re still hard at work improving the formulas.

Scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 2400DPI. Resized to 10% except for the detail images which are 1024 X 768 crops of the full-sized scans.

Cool accident. It looks like someone in a v-neck and a blazer.

This was the first shot.  I handed her the camera without telling her it was loaded.

This was the first shot. I handed her the camera without telling her it was loaded.

I liked the long grass before the bubbles.  I still do.

I liked the long grass before the bubbles. I still do.

Amoebas are eating my prints!

100 % crop detail of the grass shot.

100 % crop detail of the grass shot.

I know it’s supposed to be black and white but the rust color is gorgeous.

This detail is from the upper left where the developer ran out.  Auto-level tweak in Preview.

This detail is from the upper left where the developer ran out. Auto-level tweak in Preview.

Kind of bummed about the bubbles in this shot.

Kind of bummed about the bubbles in this shot.

100% crop.  The crops are interesting so... lemonade!

100% crop. The crops are interesting so… lemonade!

100% crop.  That strange fern effect.  TIP says it's probably an artifact from bending while the print is developing.

100% crop. That strange fern effect. TIP says it’s probably an artifact from bending while the print is developing.

Our Jack-o'-lantern on 1 November.  I'm documenting his slow return to the earth.

Our Jack-o’-lantern on 1 November. I’m documenting his slow return to the earth.

I found an interesting article about doing emulsion lifts from Impossible film. It’ll be interesting to see where the spots are in the print layers.

Update 16 July 2016

I sold this camera but here’s what it looks like.

Front Open

Front Open

Front Closed

Front Closed

Film Compartment

Film Compartment

Side Open

Side Open

Back -- Made in the UK!

Back — Made in the UK!

A cool camera in great shape but I have a few almost like it so off it went to a new home.

52 Cameras: Camera 60 part 2 – Minolta Instant Pro

This is a cool camera. The images I’ve gotten so far are kind of funky. Exposure and focus are pretty good but the color balance is nuts. I think it’s the expired Impossible Project film — every batch gets better but it still doesn’t have the stability or shelf life that Polaroid’s integral films had. Yet. Scanned on a 600DPI Canon MF8350, straightened, and cropped.

Zoe on her bed.  No special features used.  It's a catnip cigar ya perv.

Zoe on her bed. No special features used. It’s a catnip cigar ya perv.

Color balance and levels.  To get enough red to make her fur the right color, the wall is red too.

Color balance and levels. To get enough red to make her fur the right color, the wall is red too.

30 second long exposure and a laser pointer.

30 second long exposure and a laser pointer.

This is more like what I saw.  Happy Valentine's Day!

This is more like what I saw. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Close up lens.  Darkened a bit.  Some are yellow and some are white but it wasn't captured.

Close up lens. Darkened a bit. Some are yellow and some are white but it wasn’t captured.

A gloomy day and I let some light hit the print trying to get it into my pocket.

A gloomy day and I let some light hit the print trying to get it into my pocket.

Converting to B&W with a digital infrared filter makes a creepy image.

Converting to B&W with a digital infrared filter makes a creepy image.

52 Cameras: Week 15 – Polaroid Spectra AF




Scans are from a Canon MF8350. 600DPI scaled to 30% for upload. No color or exposure correction.

My sweetie - I like the melancholy mood of this one.

My sweetie – I like the melancholy mood of this one.

Jem trying to look innocent.

Jem trying to look innocent.

Not sure what the fern looking thing is.  Impossible film is really fussy about staying in the dark for the 1st couple of minutes.

Not sure what the fern looking thing is. Impossible film is really fussy about staying in the dark for the 1st couple of minutes.

Sad, post-Halloween Jack-o-lantern.

Sad, post-Halloween Jack-o-lantern.

The promised “More to come”.

I got it out of the light quickly but it was freezing cold -- Impossible film is fussy about temperature too.

I got it out of the light quickly but it was freezing cold — Impossible film is fussy about temperature too.

Zoe strikes a pose.

Zoe strikes a pose.

Zoe strikes a less ladylike pose.

Zoe strikes a less ladylike pose.

My favorite of the bunch.

My favorite of the bunch.