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Get an Polaroid pack-film Land Camera just to use the film!
on April 8, 2014
I own a Polaroid 360 Land Camera. It's the among the best of the pack-film era (1962-1970) cameras. They are not like the integral film models that came afterwards but the results are still very cool. Take one of these cameras to a party or business mixer with a couple packs of film and amaze your friends and colleagues when you peel apart the film to reveal the photo in its shiny analog glory just 30 seconds after you took it. Do that with your smartphone!
It does take some practice to get a hang of the exposure settings on the camera and there is the handling of the film after you shoot. After the short development time you peel the two halves apart. One is the negative side and the other the print. You will have to carefully handle the materials as they have developing goop around them and need to be disposed of in the trash. I suggest having a small plastic bag to collect them in as you go. Prints take about 20-30mins to dry and are susceptible to damage until they do so. Handle them with care until then. At a party you can make a small 'clothes line' with string and small clothespins to hang the pictures to finish drying safely and have the guests take their photo on the way out.
Enjoy your trip into the 60's and the attention you get with these cameras and this film. Try the FP-100c color film as well.