ALTERNATE MONDAYS




This is a new project that I have started in 2011. It's actually a challence to make a succesfull Polaroid every week. Mondays are the hardest days I believe, it's the first day of the week. You know that there are 4 more days coming before weekend arrives, so why not make it a Polaroid day?
Therefore I made this page, so you can follow up my Project and see the world through a Polaroid. However the new Impossible project films are very unreliable and I don't like to use them that much. it's also very important to have a good camera. I sold my sx 70 cam, cause it was just such poor quality and that for the best Polaroid on the market back in the 70's.
Now I use more my Spectra 1200 with expired films, however hard to find those films these days. Polaroid has made it's come back and that makes old films sold out in minutes, when they are for sale.......

There were a variety of models beginning in 1972 with the original SX-70, though all shared the same basic design. The first model, sold in Florida in late 1972, had a plain focusing screen (the user was expected to be able to see the difference between in- and out-of focus) because Dr. Land wanted to encourage photographers to think they were looking at the subject, rather than through a viewfinder. When many users complained that focusing was difficult, especially in dim light, a split-image rangefinder prism was added. This feature is standard on all later manual focus models.

The later Sonar OneStep and SLR 680 models were equipped with a sonar autofocus system, which permitted returning to the plain focusing screen. The Sonar Onestep models were the first autofocus SLRs available to consumers. Polaroid Corporation marketed this relatively inexpensive, novel sonar technology as a set of components to hobbyists in order for them to incorporate distance sensing into other systems. The later SLR 680/690 models updated the basic design of the Sonar Onestep to more modern standards by incorporating support for newer 600 cartridges instead of SX-70 cartridges, and a built-in flash instead of the disposable Flashbar. Today they are the most evolved forms of the SX-70, and are highly sought after by Polaroid enthusiasts.
Though expensive, the SX-70 was popular in the 1970s and retains a cult following today. It's certainly not my favorite!















































Polaroid 636 with PX 680 film

Polaroid 636 with PX 680 film



Polaroid 600 with PX 600 UV film


Polaroid 636 Close up with PX 680 film
 








The only shot that 'worked' with this cam!




Polaroid Spectra with softtone edge cut film


New technique for taking double exposures


Dias the los Muertos (September 2012)







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