Polaroid PC by grizzlysghost

Polaroid PC

Film: Fujifilm FP-3000B Pro B&W (ISO 3200, hence the grain)
Camera: 1966 Rolleiflex SL66 w/Polaroid back
See camera here: http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/365/2011-05-27

Motivation:
~ First Polaroid (Instant Film) I've ever seriously shot.
~ Polaroid through a Rolleiflex.
~ Macro with studio camera.
~ Current Mundane Challenge: Paperclip.

*Note, to achieve macro, the Zeiss lenses on the SL66 can be reversed; just twist them off, turn them around, and twist them back on. Genius.

Story:
After accidentally discovering a Polaroid back for my Rolleiflex SL66 on ebay, I knew I wanted to include it in my arsenal. I already knew the Rolleiflex takes great photos, but how would it do with instant film? I had to find out.

My first two boxes of film arrived in the mail today, one color and one b&w. The colored pack was damaged (corner was broken), but I tried to make it work anyway. This was an exercise in frustration and ended up with instant film stripped and strewn all over the house; but it got me familiar with how the whole thing should operate, so I had much better luck with the b&w. By the end of it, Bennett had found a safe place in the corner; he will be fine.

I knew I wanted to test out the macro capabilities of this camera; I knew I could get great images on the finder, but how would this translate to instant film? With the Mundane Paperclip challenge in full swing, I had a target.

This is one of two paperclip shots I like (the other is much more basic and different in it's own way). I may post the other one; but only if you insist ;)

More photos will be on the way; I think I will very much enjoy this world of instant film!

Here is the original image for those interested: http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/PCB1of1_zps4cc31022.jpg

The image only takes up part of the Polaroid because the camera shoots 6x6cm. I did a lot of dust cleanup, and tweaked it a little bit in LR4, but nothing major.
I starting to find my film love again, next week will be film
January 9th, 2013  
And also maybe some some street, perhaps, see what I feel like, whatever
January 9th, 2013  
"some some"? that's not right
January 9th, 2013  
This is very interesting. Looking forward to more Polaroid photos.
January 9th, 2013  
This is incredible :)
January 9th, 2013  
@jase_h Ha! No, it isn't. Hope you do pick up more film; no sense in following you otherwise ;)
January 9th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost what? I thought it was my wit, charm and stunning good looks.
January 9th, 2013  
I love polaroid, this is great - the graininess is lovely too. i can nearly feel the anticiaption of waiting til you can peel it apart :)
January 9th, 2013  
@ingrid2101 Haha, each time I was thinking "Is there anything there?" and being amazed there was! LOL
January 9th, 2013  
This is awesome
January 10th, 2013  
Cool shot. Do you think I can find a paperclip in my house? I cannot.
January 10th, 2013  
Wow Aaron, your love for this work really pushes you into areas we would never venture, and you seem to come out with some interesting shots
January 10th, 2013  
Very cool!
January 10th, 2013  
glad to hear that Bennett is going to be ok ;p

this is very cool... sounds like a wonderful adventure in filmography (if a tad frustrating at times ;p)
January 10th, 2013  
Cool shot!
January 10th, 2013  
Lyn
Aw, man, I was going to start worrying about Bennett, so good to know he's okay! love your bokeh here!
January 10th, 2013  
awesome shot. nice big bokeh
January 10th, 2013  
Nice paperclip photo Aaron, how did you get on with the parallax?
January 10th, 2013  
@automaticslim Thanks! The SL66 isn't a TLR :)
January 10th, 2013  
Gotta love that grain!
January 10th, 2013  
How cool! I love playing around with different cameras. I have a few old cameras from my Great Grandma and have been wanting to load them with film. You just inspired me to do so.
January 11th, 2013  
I can so see this on a wall at MOMA! a fav
January 11th, 2013  
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