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Polaroid 110B rediscovered

Kendall, Miami. Florida

The camera on the right is a Polaroid 110B adopted to the P667 packfilm.
Polaroid is a famous company, now almost out of the existence. I like shooting polaroid; it is one of the most affordable large format cameras, very convinient and you have the result in 30 seconds! Among all early Polaroid's rollfilm folders are my favorites. Of course I tried others, like later Polaroid 250/350/450 folders and unique single lens reflex SX-70, but loved the first rollfilm beauties -- 100/110A/110B rangefinder folders.
The major problem with the old rollfilm Polaroids is the film: it is not in production anymore. Still, it is possible to adopt the camera to a modern Polaroid packfilm. You may be surprised, but Polaroid's packfilm still available online and in local stores. The types now are 664, 665, 667, 669, 690 and several others (Note: this was true back in 2005 when it was written -- E.S. 2009). The features of the film are unique. For example, Polaroid 665 black and white film will give you both positive and negative; the negative has great resolution. The other film types also worth trying: type 667 black and white - high speed (3200 ASA), 690 Polacolor - bright colors, and of course, the feature which is common for all Polaroid materials: it is self-developing, "instant" film.
The size of the actual media (3.25x4.25 inch or 7.2x9.5cm) is big enough to save plenty of details even when using low resolution high speed and grainy Polaroid type 667.
The major drawback is the price; one shot will cost you from 1 to 2 dollars. But in a large format world you are not suppose to shoot like crazy:)
You can check my article on adopting old polaroids to morden film, it is here:

For the information on all other aspects of the polaroid cameras and film you may visit this site:

The Land list

I use Polaroid as a snapshot camera. Large format snapsot camera -- isn't it sounds ridiculos? But it is very convinient and a lot of fun.
You can see the examples below on this page and in my galleries.

Sony Cybershot
1/60s f/2.4 at 48.5mm iso100 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Guest 03-Mar-2013 21:27
I just came a cross a 110a that i have shot some paper negatives with and its beautiful. It has the Yashinon 127mm lense. A total treasure. Love it.