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Polaroid Lightmixer 630 Camera

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Polaroid Lightmixer 630 Camera:
Another great shoot for a birthday present by one of my sisters is this great Polaroid Lightmixer 630 Camera. It´s in absolute mint condition with the manual and two films by the Impossible Project. The manual was printend in 1982 so I guess the Polaroid Camera is from around the same age.

Im really exited about taking the first images with this camera. With the price of each image of about 2,5 Euro you carefully choose what images you take and it adds to the joy when the result turns out as imagined. Probably the best mix of taking images. Not to have them instantly and too quick as with a digital camera.  And not so slow to develop and unpredictable results as with a traditional 35mm film camera. The time to wait for the images to show on a polaroid was always fun and special – if not magic to me, and probably still will be.

My Camera Collection

Camera CollectionCanon Canonet QL19 G-III QLCanon Canonet QL19 G-III QLLomo Super Sampler blueOlympus XAPanasonic DMC-LS70Olympus 35-DCOlympus 35-DCCanon SX230 4SCanon SX230 4SMinolta X-700Minolta X-700My camera collection:
I really do not collect cameras (as you can see from the dust on some of the cams) but I like some be-cause of their abilities, style and history.

First of all I like analog cameras be-cause they are made to be used and hard to kill! As you can see on pic two, I managed to break another fucking display.

Canon Powershoot SX 230 4S:
My all day companion and used for shooting photos since the Lumix TZ-10 was stolen in Morocco. The indoor and bad light abilities are better than the Lumix TZ-10 but the menus are confusing, the body is plastic and due to statics it´s a dustcatcher (and the display breaks). The next camera will be another metal body camera from the Lumix TZ-X family.

Panasonic DMC-LS70:
A substitute for a stolen camera which we bought in Mexico, crappy body, good optics, can be filled with normal batteries and tough survivor. It traveled with us 6 month to middle and south america. Still used as a backup camera.

Olympus XA:
A Lomo alternative. Some years ago quite cheap but prices are rising. One of the best and most compact cameras of its time. Just point and shoot, battery last for years and it has an integrated lens cover. My most used analog camera, great black and white images.

Canon Canonet QL19 G-IIQL – Olympus 35 DC:
I like them for their mechanics and style. I always wanted to try a rangefinder camera. They do make great images and I would say they are my poor men´s Leicas.

Minolta X-700:
My mother made with another Minolta X-700 most of our childhood photos. I repaired the family camera and bought another to not loose or damage it. I have a variety of lenses for it since they go on ebay for nearly nothing. Great camera. I shoot some of the best black and white portraits with it.

Lomo Super Sampler:
Funcam, it shoots 4 images delayed by 0,5 seconds trough every lens. So the camera of choice if you want to capture moving stuff. Great images with a creative outcome.