20101204

breathing life to the old cameras

Minolta 110 Zoom SLR Mark II
Kodak KB10
Time-Life camera
Polaroid Impulse

That's history in a basket right there. My parent's old cameras back in the days were a delight to my high-tech eyes because I never really know how to work these things. I was struggling with this old roll of film and feeling defeated, I finally went to my mom to help me with it. She got that thing out in seconds. Faceslap! 

Now the next challenge is to find films for these babies. I'm desperate to get them back from what they used to be. Here's the camera and their film equivalent. I just wish there's still some on sale here in the Philippines. 
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR Mark II = 110 film
Kodak = 35mm film (i think this one's pretty easy to find)
Time-life camera = 135mm film (found!)
Polaroid= Polaroid 600 Plus Film

I have the Time-life camera loaded up already (well, my mom did the loading. I was sleeping). What a thrill to finally have an old camera in my hands. I'll be off for nature walks or city strolls now. I wonder if this camera still makes photo magic after being cooped up in that basket for years.

Well, wish me good luck on my search for the films too. If you know any sites that sells those films please do let me know. Thanks!

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Kellie W. said...

Have fun with all of these, they look amazing!! I can't wait to see what pictures you take! That Kodak camera looks familiar, I'm pretty sure my mom used to have that same one.

abigail oliveros said...

I LOVE WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR BLOG! it looks great ate Ching! i WANT those cameras too but it's so hard to look for a really good quality kind. I'm very jealous.

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THE DIVINITUS said...

wow, i would never knew that 35/50mm film will be so hard to find... it feels so surreal, i spent so many days in own darkroom in the past...

Michelle Chic said...

i never had a polaroid camera, i really like it!

welladaynne said...

wtf!!!! Those are awesome!!! I am crushing on that polaroid camera like big time! I've been wanting one for the longest time and to say that those are the original vintage ones...sweet!! I had a film camera back in history, i wish i kept it..never knew it would be a treasure if I still had it now..:)

Donna ♥ Baby said...

OMG you are sooo lucky you have a polaroid camera!!

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

I want a professional camera but i dont know which one to get...
Good luck on the search though

~Sherine
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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oooooh old camera! soooo sweet! have fun on the search for the old film. ;)

Susanne said...

Polaroid camera! ohh!

Marina said...

good luck!!!! I love polaroid!!!


xx Marina

April Ann said...

Like :)

{ I V Y } said...

oh my goodness i'm in love.

Paula said...

Hey Ching, Awesome cameras. Yep, try these guys (http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film) for the 600 film...not sure about your budget..um 110 is harder...you can buy expired film on eBay and see how it turns out. There is a company called Adox who have just started producing a new black and white 110 film, they should start shipping soon. Hope this helps :)

Jes said...

rad xx

VeRo! said...

oooh so many sweet memories!

you may try ebay if you dont find films in philippines

good luck!

Veronica
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The Robyn Diaries said...

35mm film is really easy to get hold of! try any camera shop they should have it and as for 600 polaroid film again easy enough to get off of ebay (and i think urban outfitters stock it too) but rather expensive these days, like £15 for 10 photos..

R x

minnja said...

So stunning !!!

Kisses
minnja
xoxo

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abiiii :) said...

Good luck lovely! I've got a polaroid camera too but I can't seem to find any film :S
Lovely blog btw ;)

EfrilLagman said...

SUPER AWESOMEEEE. I'm still in awe!

Madame Salsa said...

I love old camera! cant wait till you post the pictures!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love all these cameras!!! :D
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AVA T. said...

oh cameras galore! such an awesome collection! love the time-life and polaroid!

Samantha Ong said...

So jealous! I want a polaroid too. :((

Diana said...

awesome cameras! i miss taking everything on film it was so much more fun to wait and see how your pictures came out. good luck! i'm excited to see the finished results :}

xo

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My name is Renée. said...

I love old cameras, but I hate it to put old rolls of film in them, grrr!

Have a great weekend! xx

Mileide Almeida said...

love this pictures..and your t-shirt PINK FLOYD!

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VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Amazing! This blog is Amazing.. i love it :D
Thanks for your comment, i following you ;)

Ps... love Polaroids :D

izza lemonade said...

yo gang.i'm using polaroid too.but mine is fujifilm mini instax. 600 is kinda hard to find these days since Polaroid itself has discontinued making their films. 110 too. yup.like others said, you might wanna try ebay. but need lots of ka-ching $$$.

Karen said...

Very cool! I know though - it must be a bit of work to find film for those vintage cameras. Looking forward to the pictures you take with them :)

the runaway romantique said...

Oh my what a lovely camera collection!! I love vintage cameras and am lucky to have a few of my dad's old ones too :)

- the runaway

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

my gosh so many cameras I'm gonna die!!! I'm quite the camera geek too, lolz. You can always try ebay, I get all my film from there and local shops. =)

xo
Sophie

Rah said...

nice collection :)

diana kang said...

how exciting! these should be really fun!

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Ada said...

i just love old cameras, and good luck on the search :)

jane said...

Hey, have you heard about the impossible project? Quite expensive but you can fing films for your polaroid camera.
I love your blog by the way ^^

Jane

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Such a wonderful collection of cameras!

de.lizzy.cious said...

the old-fashion cameras can take brilliant pictures. not so much of digital cameras these days,unless you use a good SLR.

Charleston said...

a treasure chest of great cameras x

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Nico said...

oh my! those cameras are relics. my parents didn't have snazzy cameras like your parents do. :O i hope you get to spin that baby for a ride, and get awesome pics!!!

elena-anna said...

cool. i have some old cameras too of my father and grandfather.i should post them too. if you are ok with that of course.

lovely post

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Trixie & Fifi said...

Wow, you're so lucky! Can't wait to see the results.

Thrive on Novelty said...

These look great! Love the top camera best. Have fun shoting with them all xx

CDG said...

Ahhh I love old cameras! Polaroids are so much fun! And yeah, 35mm film is pretty easy to find, even in my little tiny town. Only thing that sucks is having to wait to get it developed or find a dark room you can use :(. Take a bunch of pics though and have fun!
I cannot get over how awesome that Minolta is and am way too jealous.

PinkBow said...

that is an amazing collection, i would love to own more cameras.

Violetta E. said...

wow!

Jessica Turnbow said...

These look like a blast! Make sure to post your images! Great blog :)

the gorgeous said...

I'm a polaroid TOP FAN! so sad they are not manufacturing more spools.. :(
enjoy with the new video purpose!
xx

sPam said...

I think I used to own the same kodak one when I was 11! XD Yer blog is awesome! And I love the moving sidebar. Worked hard to make mine move. XD

sPam of frou-frou

Wynne Prasetyo said...

ME WANT ONE! GIMME OH!

Kisty said...

How I wish my parents were into photography, so they'll give me their old cameras. :P Have fun with the cameras! :)

Lindsay LeBoyer said...

i loe old cameras! i have a few myself they are so fun and cool!

http://thestyle-child.blogspot.com

Sasha said...

I've been dreaming about Polaroid, but I don't know where to get one:|
lucky you:)
xx
Sasha

http://perfectionistsdiary.blogspot.com

brokefashionjunkie said...

WOW! Goodness! Those are really great cameras! Aren't you the lucky duck! You can probably find those films online. I'm pretty sure there's still some left. Goodluck with finding the film. Just a question. Of course you can't use these cameras for day to day photography of your blog, so what camera do you use?

brokefashionjunkie said...

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Michael Beon said...

I have a few camera's in my collection but I refuse to let people know just yet about what's in my arsenal. But kudos on the post.

www.Monarch84.com

I am photographer from Philadelphia

danniekate said...

oh wow, what a treat, lucky you! i'm sure you can find film online. i'm buying my first diana soon, that'll be some upkeep and a half...

Phoebe R said...

Wow what a treasure you have over there! Good luck on finding the films. And when you do, I'm sure you'll be able to put these babies to good use! Woot! :D

thingsIlove said...

I've got the same polaroid! :D

Cassidy said...

I love old cameras! I just bought a yashica tl electro, a camera from the 70s, and it looks great :)

Isabelle said...

jealous of those camera owners xx

yuniseeeena said...

i love your cameras. :)

Tet said...

oh..you're so lucky that you have those cool kinds of cameras on your hand. and me..I don't even have one on hand..can I have your polaroid? hehehe :D

paperwhales said...

What a nice set of cameras. I'm sure they're a bunch of fun to use.

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Sweet said...

precious cameras...I want them all now...now with all the old cameras and LOMO love...you got the best treat of all...

cute cameras...

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

priincess emily said...

This makes me so happy when I look at this!! :)

J. said...

Such lovely cameras ! I'm also really into photography, and i love visint places that sell old fashion cameras, it's like a dream place hahaha !
Love your blog btw, followin' from now on :)

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Paislea Elyse said...

yay! i love all of your cameras! that's so fun..i collect old polaroid cameras. i currently have 15 different ones.

i love them all!

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Joni Llanora said...

Nice collection! A newbie here.

MJ said...

Delicious. Seriously I am jealous :) A lot of my old cameras need a little work done to them. Sadly.

THRIFTY FASHIONISTA said...

i really wanted a polaroid camera! i wonder if my parents ever own them too! ;p i have this thing for cameras, but im too poor to purchase any of them haha you're one lucky girl ching!!

Anne.M said...

Oh Like this ! :)

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