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Lofty Goals


Tomoe's dad and niece dropped by for a few days last week (or was it last last week?). In addition to a wonderful finding of a hidden loft in our house (needs to be built of course), he also brought me four of his old cameras. So far I have only tested one, but not had any film developed yet. Among them was a huge polaroid camera. I know they stopped making film, but I am hoping that either it is still available someplace, or else some entrepreneur has picked up the ball and started making film that will work with it. Also included was a Super Ricohflex. I can't wait to figure out how to use this one.

In addition to that, a friend just gave me a little point and shoot digital camera so I can take movies of Mona. I am not the proud, but overwhelmed owner of eight cameras. I have still not had time to figure out how to use the developing equipment I received earlier this year, and building a loft if a big goal. I don't know how I will find time to learn to use, let alone actually use all of these cameras.



What a great picture of Tomoe's niece and Mona!

My sister Julia also just got herself an old polaroid, and she is buying up film on ebay.

Reminds us of our Grandpa Grund, who used to walk around with his and snap shots of everything, writing a description on the white space at the bottom. It was pretty cool as a kid to sit there and watch them develop. Here it comes! Here it is!

Easy on those lofty goals! We're glad to help in any way, which includes supportive emails or whatever is best. Send your address so I can send you the popcorn seeds and rhubarb butter. That will help build the loft, I'm sure.

Congrats on the Ricohflex, that is quite a find (or get as the case may be). As for the polaroid film, I have heard that occasionally you can find it on ebay. And there is always talk of someone starting to make it again, as it seems to be trendy right now. I will let you know if I find out anything more.

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