All posts tagged camera

  • The Impossible Project: Camera Kit

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    The Impossible Project is a campaign/company trying to keep instant Polaroid photography alive by providing, among other things, the film. After purchasing my first film from them for my new camera, they sent me a newsletter telling me about their latest project.

    They have restored and refurbished 50 of the 200 Sx-70 cameras which they have collected and are offering them to the public in a kit that includes the camera,  a manual, 2 packs of film, a CD, and a 1-year warranty. All for only $307!

    Seriously? As I was reading this, I was excited over the thought of restored cameras. But that cost seems unbelievable to me. Especially when I still hope to find one in a thrift store for 8 bucks. I was a little pained to think that they took 200 cameras out of the market to re-sell in the first place. I’d like to think this is just a side operation so that they can stay in business and I still think they’re doing something really neat.  Plus it’s probably expensive to repair them (unless they were buying working ones in the first place!).

    In lighter news, I think I’m going to name my camera Dave.

  • Hey, Beautiful

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    (umm, of course I put a soft focus around this camera)

    Keeping in theme with my absurd attachment to inanimate objects, this is my newest love. I got it for my birthday from Evan (possibly after telling him exactly what I wanted, thanks to One Pearl Button).  I have already ordered film from The Impossible Project and I’m excited to see if it works! Isn’t it lovely? I also have a Royal HH 1954 typewriter but I have no idea where the picture I took of it is…

    Just in case any of the six people who have been reading this blog were wondering, I’m safely back in Wyoming and feeling both restless and overwhelmed. I have to finish up a final paper and project for my Shakespeare class and replenish my funds. Right now I think I have negative money, and I shouldn’t have taken that trip to Kirksville—but still worth being evicted! And besides, I’m working, just not very much.

    I’m also considering changing the tornado-theme of my room to one that looks more like “clean.”  But instead, I’m blogging.

    Oh, and I recently watched Raising Arizona a movie by the Coen brothers. I liked it. I think I enjoyed it more knowing it was Susannah’s favorite movie when she was five. That’s good taste. (Albeit, her other favorite was Baby’s Day Out).

    Update: It has been confirmed that I have negative money.