I’ve decided I’m done with integral-film Polaroid cameras. Pricey film and meager results — not enough pleasure for the cost.
So I listed all of my integral-film cameras on eBay — except for my SX-70, which I still find enormously fascinating, even though I will almost certainly not shoot it again.
One last pack of expired 600 film lurked in my fridge, so I put it into my OneStep 600 (pictured) for a final hurrah. I burned through the entire pack in an hour.
Despite storing this pack cold, it deteriorated heavily over another pack I got at the same time but shot in late 2012. Much more of the photosensitive material had pulled away from the corners, and colors had shifted badly. Compare these photos to photos from the other pack here.
My favorite shot from the pack is this one of a Panera Bread store, because the green corners frame the building so well.
I was out for a haircut; the fellow who cuts my hair works in this strip mall.
I shot the rest of the pack close to home. Here’s my front stoop. We’ve had a little snow.
My neighbor’s gable isn’t truly the same color as the sky, but this film sure couldn’t tell it.
Meet my front door. I really dislike the sailboat door knocker. You’d think that after living here 7½ years I’d’ve done something about it.
Here’s another entry into a small collection of “Why didn’t the shutter fire….Drat” photos of my forehead. Unfortunately, this used up the remaining bulb in the flashbar that came with the camera.
So long, integral-film instant photography. From now on, when I have a hankering for pronto prints, I’ll put a pack of FP-100C into my Colorpack II. I’ll save money and get better images.
Last updated on 19 March 2020 by Jim Grey