I had a lot of fun last night and today playing with a 2 Polaroid Land Cameras; a 320 and 330. I started buy buying a battery online for about $9 and a pack of film for about $10. Well, both arrived last night and I couldn't wait to get started! I figured that even if it didn't work, $20 for two days of learning and entertainment was well worth it.
I started with the 320 simply because it was a better looking camera; I know, really shallow. It had chrome around the viewfinder and was cool looking. When I put the battery in, I noticed the leads were corroded. So I loaded the battery and loaded the film. I fired off a few experimental shots to no avail; solid black images.
So, I got to work early this morning to see if the 330 would work. I got the 330 in a box of cameras I bought at an auction that I use for school. The 330 is the Polaroid that I have had on display in my office. I transferred the battery from the 320 to the 330 and took both cameras into the film darkroom to transfer the film.
By this time it was 7am and I needed to get to the digital lab. So, I took a quick pic in the hall. With these cameras, the photo develops in a sleeve that you pull out of the camera. The sleeve has all them chemistry included. The developing time depends on the temperature of your environment. When the time is up, you peel the developed photo off the sleeve. It is REALLY cool!
The image below is my first image. It's dark but it's cool!
I have Advanced Film last period and I had one picture left (you get 10). So I thought it was a great time to take the last shot. Some of the Advanced Film students posed for me as I shot the last picture. I knew that shooting outside on a nice day would have much better results.