This is lovely- thank you!
This is an excellent piece of personal history, thank you, Jim!
That pic was taken with my Olympus OM10 using HP5 film in the Tel Aviv mal. The view of the building anf the glass window makes a great composition for me. Thsnk you so much.
I was 17 and out running around with a couple of friends. We wound up in a shopping mall -- it was 1985, so this was very much still a thing then -- and came upon a Polaroid Face Place booth. This was a photo boot that made single Polaroid prints for $1. We each made one of the three of us; this was mine. I’m the guy in the front. I’m blown away by the sharpness and color, which is better than any integral-print image I’ve ever seen. Also, the photo has retained its color even after nearly 40 years.
No instant camera, but just got this lucky snap at a Less Than Jake show a few weeks back on my Canon Photura.
Boy I sure would love to get one of these. It might be the only camera I can get my girlfriend to use to take pictures of me. I love taking pictures but I sure would love to have some of my own as well.
This is a terrific resource! So grateful for the film focus and scanning information.
I don’t have an instant camera- looking for camera/s to put out at our wedding. This would be a cool giveaway to win and give the camera a try!
That sounds like a nice surprise! Perhaps you’ll have photos two decades apart appearing on the same roll 😁
I worked at Ritz Camera in about 1993-94 and bought it the second we got one! My daughter is now taking Photography in High School and I dug out my LT-1. It needed a new battery and had a half shot roll of film still in it. I probably last used it in ‘99 or 2000. I put a battery in it today and started finishing that roll! Seems to work at 100% again! Curious to see if anything comes out on that old film though… lol
Thank you so much 😁
And a lovely story by the way. I still feel the excitement with each new camera, and I’ve tried lots!
Yeah, my bad, attempt nr. 2 🙃
Hi Ylli, did you forget to attach a photo?
After saving up for a while, I bought my first 35mm camera, an Olympus Mju. Shortly after, some friends and I went on a trip to Rotterdam in The Netherlands. We took the subway there and really liked the green tinted lighting inside. Not being able to hold back excitement to shoot my first roll of film, my friend took a picture of me mock-shooting my camera on her Instax Mini. It‘s not as technically impressive as some other instant film photos she took that day, but I personally like this one the most :)
I also don’t have an instant camera (yet).
Here’s a photo I took on damaged Ilford FP4 with a Pentax ME Super.
This photo was taken from my first pack of Polaroid film I shoot in my 636. Nice memories from Lonni’s bday party!
I loved the Fuji FP100c peel apart film in old Polaroid pack film cameras until it was discontinued. This abstract was a long exposure of Christmas lights outside using a Polaroid Land Automatic 100.
Beautiful indeed! Too bad they discontinued this format, really wish I tried it when it was available.
Hard to choose, Dimitri! I’ve decided on this spectra sheet which captures the beautiful tones of expired Polaroid complimenting the buildings and sky.
That’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing.