Monday, March 30, 2009
my favourite find...
Hmm whatever could be hiding in this snazzy bag? i wonder...
Oh, what's this?
Wow, a polaroid, with it's orginal flash!
Wow and it's orignal manual and a flash bar!
Tehe, i was so giddy when i found this. Only $25!!! I've picked up a couple of polaroids for a few dollars each since, but i've never seen one like this, in it's original case with all the special bits and original flash. I'm fairly sure it's worth a bit more than $25 as it's in perfect working order and harrdly scratched. Check out the manual drawings-
Now i can look just like her :P
I'm definately keeping it because you can load the 600 film into it pretty easily. I'll sell the ones i found yesterday though- two land polaroids without flashes- but i also found a really sweet thunderbirds camera which i really wanna keep.
(I was too lazy to take a photo, but this is exactly what it looks like! But you should check out the website i sourced it from: makingthenoise. the link is in my sidebar- it's full of really interesting photographs from lo-fi cameras such as this one. it's sexy)
I'm not sure if it's a sought after collectors item(it's marked 1993) but i'm fairly sure it's genuine, and i love the retro look of it, even if its not worth the $3 :P
So yeah.... it's been pretty exciting thrifting this week. My bf also found an old atari and original nintendo- vintage gaming, whoot. I find it so exciting to think of other items, like my new polaroid, that have obviously just been sitting in someones cupboard for 30 years, waiting to be loved.
Maybe i should start collecting cameras? WOW imagine if i found a bambi camera :) amazing.