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    hey guys
    im interested in getting a polaroid camera - something vintage, something classic...i dont know if this is a bit too generic.. but any recommendations? something that i can still use, where the film is still available etc. im very new to instant photography, so i have no idea. doing a bit of research on google too but if there are any experts here, please advise! i hope this is the right place to post this, i coudlnt find a better one! thanks!
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    Default Re: looking for a 'vintage' instant camera

    Quote Originally Posted by heshanj View Post
    hey guys
    im interested in getting a polaroid camera - something vintage, something classic...i dont know if this is a bit too generic.. but any recommendations? something that i can still use, where the film is still available etc. im very new to instant photography, so i have no idea. doing a bit of research on google too but if there are any experts here, please advise! i hope this is the right place to post this, i coudlnt find a better one! thanks!
    Just buy some old Polaroids.

    Something like this should work for you... http://abchomeimprovements.net/images/polaroid250.jpg

    and for film.. http://www.the-impossible-project.com/ourfilm/
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    Check out polaroid sx-70 and impossible films
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    yup, definitely looking for a polaroid - but i see so many vintage ones that im kinda not sure which to go for - thanks for the tips. for film, that looks great. cheers
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    sx-70 upzz
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    yup, looking at the SX-70 as well as the old foldable ones which look super cool! i think the packfilm (?) that the 250/350/450 uses can be bought cheaper, the Fuji brand?
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    get a classic Speed Graphic Graflex with a 4x5 polaroid tray then you will have a truly ancient piece of history

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    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    haha cool! ancient history indeed! nice
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    or get an older Hasselblad with a polaroid back attached
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    woah, plenty of options! im looking for something affordable though..maybe US$100-150? i think i can get a foldable polaroid for that
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    Default Re: looking for a 'vintage' instant camera

    there are plenty of options on ebay. the problem is that you don't know if it is working cos these cameras are very old. the 'newest' is probably manufactured in the 1990s?

    there are a few being sold now in buy/sell. have you checked it out?

    alternatively, thirtysix over at sunshine plaza is selling some refurbished polaroids and impossible film packs. a bit pricey compared to ebay. but at least you know they are confirm working.
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