I wanted to see if it was possible to turn a dead SX-70 camera into a functioning digital camera without significantly modifying its outward appearance. I had no idea if this was reasonably doable but I set out to give it a try.
I like shooting with older, more limited cameras. There’s less for me to think about, it’s more relaxing. I get more selective in my shots when it costs money every time I hit the shutter. But it does make you think just how far the cameras in our hands have changed today from what they were in film’s heyday. What users expect of their cameras has also changed to keep up with technology, too.
This video from Wired takes a look inside the Polaroid SX-70, an extremely popular camera in its day, and a somewhat more modern Canon EOS 1200D (Rebel T5). Everything from the basic ergonomics of the camera itself to advanced technical features are compared in this 90 second short.
In 2012, the Impossible Project launched the Instant Lab, a contraption that turns your iPhone snapshots into Impossible instant prints.
While awesome on its own, analog aficionados SUPERSENSE decided to further improve the usefulness of the Impossible Instant Lab by creating the Lab2Cam Conversion Kit, a manual Polaroid SX–70 lens lens attached to a mounting plate that effectively turns the Instant Lab into an instant camera itself.[Read More…]