Monday, July 13, 2009

Polaroid 800 Land Camera

Say hello to the newest member of my camera collection...a vintage Polaroid 800 Land Camera. I have no clue how to use it, but it sure is pretty and heavy. The camera is in excellent condition and even came with a beautiful case and accessories (again, no idea how to use them).

Any Polaroid users out there know anything about using this beast of a camera? I would love to get it working!

40 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

Wow - I love it. I'm so jealous!

Bri said...

Oh man, no idea, but it sure does look good.

Brittany Noel said...

oh my gosh, awesome camera!!! i have no idea really, about polaroids. i am so very jealous, though. what a find!

Elizabeth said...

So exciting! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

abigail said...

no idea how to work it either, but it's awesome!

Kelly said...

It takes polaroid roll film, which is no longer made. However, you can find information about modding your camera to take film here:
http:/flickr.com/groups/polaroid_/discuss/72057594111789464/

pigeon.toed said...

i love polaroids and this one is a beauty!

nath said...

oooh, she's a beauty.

well, i would google the model and see what comes back. i also have a land camera (although no where near as jazzy as that one) and found that the best way.

but if you know what type of film it takes and you can get hold of it (more difficult) then why not just see what happens? i'm certain that you'd coax something amazing out of her....

A Day That is Dessert said...

Jealous! I keep thinking about getting one...

naphtali said...

How awesome!!

L'Atelier said...

sadly i can't help you either
but i have been eyeing out some vintage polariode on ebay myself lately
this one is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
hope it will acompany you in many happy moments

...love Maegan said...

So fabulous ...and funny. A friend just got one over the weekend as well! Have fun with it!

veralicious. said...

i found the users guide to both of my vintage brownies, (one from the thirties, and one from the fifties) relatively easy online, then just downloaded the pdf. i highly doubt that film would still be available but you can always try. :) what a gem! nicely done.

Amanda Nicole said...

Ummmmm wow. The camera, the bag - so gorgeous. I'm looking forward to the pics! (sorry, I am no help in offering how to use it.)

Victoria said...

I don't have a clue either, but oh my she is a beauty! Good luck and have fun getting to know her!

Mistie said...

I have one of these in my bedroom! Its just setting pretty. I wish it worked..

Teresa said...

Kelly is right, and the flickr group is great. You could also try http://option8.110mb.com/polaroid/FAQ.html and http://www.rwhirled.com/landlist/landhome.htm

limonana said...

i love it! sorry i have no experience with one that old, just got myself a used one myself...good luck & have fun!

cindy : quaint said...

that looks so incredible. i love the bag. have fun!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Congrats on the new camera. I have no words of wisdom, but I wanted to wish you luck with it.

Ann said...

No idea ... but for sure it will be like all other cams... point and click ... but the polaroid cam seriously looks so sophisticated and could do a lot of surprisingly wonderful things.

Kasey said...

ohhh...
i love it!
I can't wait to see what you end up doing with it...
xo

That Girl Designs said...

Wow Diana, this is pretty cool. Another great score.

a print a day said...

aaaaaa! i've been looking for a polaroid too but the ones i find are on ebay and the film is expensive. your camera is hot!

Kotori said...

Lucky you! I can't wait to see what photos you create with your newest addition!

charkstudios said...

Can't wait till you post pictures from this camera!

littlebyrd said...

Lucky you! This is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your shots!!

The Stapelia Company said...

If you figure it out, let me know. I got a Polaroid land camera about a year ago and didn't get past getting a new battery for it (they cost $25... hahaha) I want to use mine too! :)

K. Sundari said...

I wanted to get one. But the film is not cheap

PS~Erin said...

I've no idea, but I'm taken by it too, just from looking at your pictures of it. Oh, the exciting possibilities!

made sweet said...

oh wow...it's so gorgeous...

Diana said...

it's a beaut!

nikole said...

oh wow is it ever pretty!

Bibby's Rocket said...

Awesome. I found an early Kodak Instamatic that is like a BRICK and I am awaiting the prints now. What a treasure! You can use Fuji film as well, I think.

Alisha Kormondy said...

The Land list is a great resource for all Polaroid questions. I use it all the time.

This model uses roll film which is no longer made and while you can modify the camera to take pack films, it's touchy and mediocre at best (I've tried with several cameras). You have to have a good working knowledge of camera innards.

It is a beautiful piece architecturally. I'd say your best bet is to appreciate the camera as is and not tear it up to modify it...

Anonymous said...

I just found the same camera in my parents basement. I wish i had the memories. I am sad I can t click a button to retreive what they have seen. my dad was a wwII vet. I want to know what what he saw threw that lense when he was home safe and sound

PABLO said...

hola soy de chile y tengo una camara y un rollo de esta polaroid 800 es blanco y negro cuanto me ofrecen por el pack?

Anonymous said...

I have ours now, just like it. Mom bought for dad back in the 60's. No new film, but lots of photos in the albums from this camera. Trip back in time

Anonymous said...

I have one that was converted my Options8 to use Fuji Pack film. It works great, I love it.
There is something so sexy about bellows.
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