Cape Cod Through a Polaroid Spectra 2 Camera

Taken with Spectra 2 in Cape CodA few weekends I was treated to a weekend out in Cape Cod. It was a good experience, and being about an hour or so drive from my home I still rarely ever go, and have never been during the fall. I took a Spectra 2 Polaroid camera I had just received in the mail and had yet to test. I decided that I had to take it with me to see the results it would give.

 il_fullxfull.458908273_7lazJust to let you know it was not warm when I went. It was generally between 40 and 60 degrees F the entire weekend. This temperature is pretty ideal for Polaroid film and most of my images had no problem developing, although with a somewhat blue hue due to the colder temperature. I also made sure to shield the pictures from direct sunlight right when they were ejected from the camera and kept them in a book until they fully developed.

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Minolta Weathermatic-A 110 Pocket Camera

Minolta WeathermaticEarlier in the year I took a trip to Puerto Rico for a friends birthday. In my mind I though this is perfect for me to take my new(old) little waterproof Minolta camera. It takes 110 film, so it was also the perfect opportunity for me to use Lomography’s new 110 Color Tiger Film.

Minolta Weathermatic-A

The bright yellow Weathermatic-A was first made in the 1980’s as a watertight camera with a built in electric flash that could be used in water in depths of up to 15 feet or 5 meters. It has very large black control knobs on the top of the camera, perfect if you may be diving with it and need easier control. One knob is used for continuous focus for a range of about 3 feet up to infinity. These are designated with the figure of a person from the chest up for close range all the way to a figure of a mountain for landscape shots. The other knob designates the exposure with 3 options of sunny, cloudy and flash needed. The bottom of the camera has a black film advance lever that you cock after every picture taken.  The camera only needs one AA battery to control all of the features.

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