Tuesday, May 3, 2011

To Instant or Not to Instant

This I my Diana+ camera. It's mint green and lightweight and vintage looking and I love it. I bought it a couple years ago, along with the record player it sits upon, imagining I'd finally have time to really get into photography. However, having no steady place at which to develop the film, I don't use it as often as I'd like and I find myself relying much more on the lomographic settings of my iPhone's various camera apps.

When I learned Lomography had created an instant back that attaches to all their Diana+ cameras I was sold!....until I learned the price.

Making my camera capable of producing polaroid shots is an awesome concept and I would use it everywhere if I had it, but I just can't bring myself to plunk down nearly $80 for it quite yet. I know that, relatively speaking, it's not an exorbitant amount of money but, hey, that's more than the camera itself cost me. I think. I don't remember anymore.

Maybe I'll get it after I get the Olympus Pen I've been drooling over. Or maybe if they offered it in the same color as my camera. I never could resist a good mint/teal colored gadget. :)

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  1. It's a polaroid adapter? I thought they stopped making it? I have the adapter for my Holga, but haven't used it 'cause I thought they were no longer being manufactured.

  2. I think Polaroid stopped making instant cameras, but I know Holga still does. The Diana Instant Back uses Fuji film specifically and I've seen instant film available everywhere from Urban Outfitters to eBay so I think as long as you can find which ever kind your camera uses, you're still good to go!

  3. i love that record player. i have been looking for one for a while now. i really want to listen to hilarious kitschy records i find at thrift stores!

  4. Thanks! I got it at Urban Outfitters a couple years ago and what I specifically like about it is that it can also plug into your computer and transfer the tracks into mp3s. I love being able to play my 80s vinyl in all it's scratchy glory in my home, but I can also take on the road with me!