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Old Oct 20, 2011, 6:41 PM   #1
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I was messing around in the basement and came across this old camera. It must have been down there for decades. I think it used to be my dad's. I wasn't sure what it was when I first seen the case. I really wasn't sure what it was when I peaked inside, either. Once I got the case open (the strap was holding it shut), I could see it was an old camera. I took it out and was surprised how large it was. It is an old Polaroid Land Camera 80A. It's got the attachable flash. In the pouch on the upper lid is some small stuff that I have no idea what it is. Being it was in the basement for so many years it is moldy. It really stinks. It also has some rust on the metal bits. It's not too bad, though. I'm undecided what to do with it. Here's some pics of it. It seems to be twice as big as my FZ35.







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Old Oct 20, 2011, 6:58 PM   #2
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Wow, what a funky find, I love old cameras. Can you get film for it still.... I think it only right that you should take a few shots with it.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 8:28 PM   #3
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There's a group, I believe, calling themselves The Impossible Project (or something like that) who are reverse-engineering the Polaroid processes and are selling what they've figured out so far. That'd be a good place to start, I suppose.
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Cool Jayc.

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Old Oct 20, 2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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Wow i also discovered some old cameras from my dad that were hidden in the closet just the other day one zenit and one zorki! But wow this is really old i hope you can find a film so that you can take some shots
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What kind of memory card does it take ?
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That is awesome! I'm sure it was considered a "compact camera" back then.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 7:02 PM   #8
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Thanks, guys. It really is an interesting piece. I've had it sitting out in the garage airing it out. It just stunk too much, and with all that mold it was affecting my asthma. I'm gonna leave it in the garage for a bit longer and then go from there. I really would like to fiddle with it some more. It might still have some film left in that tube that is visible in the photos. It sounded like there might be something inside, but I didn't open it.

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What kind of memory card does it take ?
I can't even figure out where the batteries go!
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