Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pop Goes The Photographer.
















The good news: I scored an original Polaroid Minute Maker Land Camera, circa 1977, unopened in box and with the original instruction manual for $2.99 from the new Goodwill this afternoon.

The bad news: I'm pretty sure they stopped making film for this particular camera in the mid-80's.

The plan: Search high and low for both the Type 108 Land film (rectangular) and the Type 88 Land film (square) and hope that if found and affordable, the long expired product doesn't ruin the camera. Should this vintage miracle come to pass, I've found Flashcubes readily available for purchase.

Plan B: For 3 bucks, it's a nice vintage display piece to add to my camera collection.


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to let me know if any of you professional thrifters encounter this elusive film in your travels... Its very existence will give me hope in finding some in the future. 

Or...you could simply purchase said film for me and be richly rewarded in thrifted gifts... Either way...


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4 comments:

Nancy said...

I will keep an eye out for this film and also ask a photographer friend to watch for it. I have not seen it for ages but we never know what will show up in these thrift stores!

Jackie said...

Thank you for that, Nancy. Actually, as luck would have it, I found one 8-exposure pack of Type 108 film on ebay. Now I just have to wait for the film and the flashcubes to arrive at my doorstep to see if all of these dated things will work. I'll be ecstatic if they do!

Van said...

Luckily, it's a beautiful piece that you can admire even if you don't find the film! I rarely find film around these parts. (But I'm not allowed to look at camera stuff either, too tempting...)

Jackie said...

I agree, Van. Though it would be nice to have some functionality from this. Even if the pictures are faded or poor quality. I think that would just add to the experience. Like, "Hey get a load of this dated technology." Guess we'll just have to wait and see.