Polaroid/Instant Film Fan From Worcester, MA USA

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by arthurpolaroid, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. arthurpolaroid

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    Hi everyone,

    I shoot Nikon film (FE2, F80, F3HP), Hasselblad film (500cm), and mostly, Polaroid. I use 3 Automatic Land Cameras (2 230's and a 240), an SX-70 Sonar, Spectra, several 600's, and the Polaroid 300.

    Please read my blog, which covers all things Polaroid, at:

    www.arthurpolaroid.wordpress.com

    Would love your thoughts and feedback!

    -Arthur
     
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    Welcome Home Arthur !

    Do You Need A Polaroid Captiva ?
     
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    Took a look at your blog, interesting. I have a Polaroid One Step flash but can't find film for it anymore.
     
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    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG. I enjoy your blog.

    Jeff
     
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    Thanks, everyone! I am really proud of the blog content so far.

    Ron, regarding the Captiva, I would say yes if there was still film for it!

    What I am looking for is a Square Shooter 2, or similiar, with an interchangeable roller (not spreader) assembly, which I can snap out, and snap into the Big Shot camera I just got. The rollers are a much better setup, and I plan to replace the spreader assembly with a roller one.

    A
     
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    Welcome, Arthur! You already know me from your blog.
     
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    Yes I do, Harry. Thank you! I am looking for the snap in roller assembly from a Square Shooter 2, which I plan to snap out, and plug into the Polaroid Big Shot I just won in an online auction.

    Any tips where I can find one?

    A
     
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    Louis- you can get film for it through The Impossible Project. It is not a true direct replacement for the Polaroid film we all know and love, but give it a try.

    -Arthur
     
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    eBay is where you can find a Square Shooter 2 for almost nothing to take the rollers out. PM sent.
     
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    Welcome from another bay stater. Although we haven't had a get together in a while, there's a pretty active group of APUGgers in New England, keep an eye on the regional forum for any plans, and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Arthur - Hello and welcome to APUG from down the Pike a few miles west of you.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I ended up solving this on my own. The roller assembly from my Hasselblad 100 Polaroid back fits in my Colorpack 2 perfectly, therefore it will fit the Big Shot perfectly! Now just have to clean the rollers. Does anyone have recommendations as to the best way to clean Polaroid rollers?

    -Arthur
     
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    Love your blog! Great stuff. Just looking at the images on your site brings memories of the smell of that coater goo. I still have a few tubes of it.
     
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    The rollers should pop out

    I have an RZ Polaroid holder. The holder should pop out. Once out of the holder, soak the holder in some warm soap and water and dry it with a paper towel.
     
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    Thanks- just cleaned the roller assembly- worked lik a charm! Nice and clean. And ready for use in the Big Shot. The nice thing is that the rollers from a medium format magazine seem to be very heavy duty, as does the bracket they are attached to. Very excited to get the Big Shot up and running!

    Agreed- I love that smell. The aroma you get when you open a foil pack is still there, as is when the flash bulbs go off- the best!

    A
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Arthur. Do I know you from the Film Photography Podcast group on Flickr?
     
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    Yes you do! I just signed up for this site- less flaming, and seemingly friendlier people than on Flickr. Although FPP is wonderful. Have you checked out my blog yet?

    Arthur
     
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