On Friday, had just jumped out of the shower, and the doorbell rang. It was the mailman, delivering the long-awaited Polaroid Big Shot that was won in an online auction. Goodwill in Ft. Myers, Florida sat on it for 2 weeks, as the impatience grew worse. Never have I wanted to obtain, and shoot with, a Polaroid camera this much. Yes, Andy Warhol’s favorite. Later this week, a full review is planned. But for now, reorganization of the camera shelves, which house about 20 cameras, was necessary.
Ok, inventory time. A Polaroid OneStep Express, Spectra First Edition, Model 240, (2) Model 230’s, and the Hasselblad 500cm up top. Next, the Nikon’s-D300, FE2 with motor drive, F80, and F3HP with motor drive. Swinging on either side, the Colorpack 2, and SquareShooter 2. Next, more Polaroid madness- a 600, the PIC-300, Model 80B, and SX-70 Sonar. Flanked by the Nikon D40, and the Harry Potter camera, the Argus C-3. That’s a Tamrac backpack for the D300, and a tripod to the right of the case. Down below, three vintage Polaroid Land Camera leather cases, a Polaroid case repurposed for the PIC-300, and now, the Polaroid Big Shot, which in some collections, may just be big enough for its own shelf-
Next up, an in-depth breakdown of this wild camera, easily the most eccentric, quirky, and, most amazing camera Polaroid ever marketed to the average consumer. The results are truly breathtaking.