Saturday, October 25, 2014

One Alive & One Dead

One of the risks in buying old film cameras is that they don't always work. More often they work perfectly, but sometimes not so much. I have loads of film cameras (all formats) that work fine. however I have a few that are bricks. 

Case in point. I picked up at Goodwill today this super cool looking Polariod Silver Express for a couple $$$.  When I got home I loaded it with an empty instant film cartridge I had saved to test if the rollers & flash worked. They did!

I then tested the same cartridge on a Polaroid OneStep Closeup I bought about 2 weeks ago at Goodwill for less than $1. Nothing happened. Tried another empty cartridge with a strong battery, and the camera is bricked

Good thing I tested it before I put a new / full cartridge in it!!  The risk you take with old cameras. 

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