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New camera!

16 Jan 2017 6:35PM   Views : 414 Unique : 309

I gave myself a birthday treat recently, I bought myself a new Polaroid Snap camera, those that use the Zink paper.

I have been hankering after one for a while now, I was going to get the Snap Touch version, their latest model, but to be honest, what did i need a touch screen for? Sure, it would have been handy to review the images before printing them but, thats not how instant photography works in my view.

Polaroids were always a risk, you never quite knew whether the composition was right, your framing was not always spot on, yet, i felt that this was the way to go.

It is so easy to get caught up in making every image perfect but there are times when imperfections are wanted, they show a reality that is otherwise lacking with image previews and LCD touch screens, a truthfulness that would probably be lost should we review every image and deem 90% of them utter rubbish!

The polaroid snap is as basic as it gets really, there is a viewfinder that is useless, an LED illumination that seems to be too powerful that the light needs to be diffused when shooting up close (3 feet away), and the images are as soft as cotton wool, yet, i bloody love this camera, i really do, point and shoot, its that simple!

I have only had the camera for a week or so, and it is not perfect, not by a long shot, but it is great fun, and i get small prints that can be stuck straight into a scrap book or photo album if i want.

Of course, i wont be trading in my fuji camera now i have the polaroid, they both have different uses, the fuji for business, the polaroid for fun Smile


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