Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cameras Need TLC Too! FPP Polaroid 225 Camera Giveaway!

Cameras Need Love Too!

blog by Michael Raso

This Polaroid 225 Automatic “Pack Film” Land Camera (pictured above) was purchased on e-bay. It’s a “classic” folding instant film camera that was built in 1968. Even though Polaroid Corporation stopped producing film in 2008, Fujifilm still makes both color and BW film for this camera.

The e-bayer who sold it to me claimed to be the original owner and advertised it as the Polaroid Countdown 70! What arrived was a grimy, abused Polaroid 225 Land Camera in desperate need of some care. The original battery was corrosion free and still holding a charge. With some "spit and polish" I was able to clean it up and give it a spin.

It was originally planned as a FPP give-away camera. Now that I’m confident it’s operational, I’m offering it up. It's hardly brand new but is “the” perfect camera for a curious film shooter who has never shot with a Polaroid Pack camera.

So, if you don’t already own a Polaroid Pack camera and would like to own this “starter” camera, send me an e-mail at FilmPhotographyPodcast (AT)

Make sure you e-mail me your name, address and tell me a little about yourself and your film photography. Deadline for e-mail entries is 9am est Friday, April 22, 2011. You will be notified by e-mail if you win!

Here are images taken with the Polaroid 225 camera!

Polaroid 225 Automatic Land Camera

Polaroid 225 Automatic Land Camera

Dan and Mat at MACS Diner!

The Polaroid 225 camera uses both Fujifilm FP-100c (color) or FP-3000b (BW) film.

Miss this giveaway? No worries…the Film Photography Project (FPP) gives away film and film cameras monthly. Tune into the show!

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What’s FPP?
The Film Photography Project seeks to inform, engage and inspire amateur and professional photographers working in the traditional film medium. Launched by Film Photography Podcast founder Michael Raso in 2010, FPP provides a forum for photographers from around the globe to share their creative output, challenges and product reviews, while promoting the viability of vintage cameras and film through frequent give-aways and exchange programs. In addition to the Film Photography Podcast, the Film Photography Project network of imprints includes the FPP Flickr Page, YouTube Channel, Facebook Group, Twitter Account, newsletter and the Film Photography Project Store.

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  1. anyone know the name of the song on end of episode 33?

  2. what kind of fujifilm does this camera take? do you know if the same kind would work in a Polaroid Model 800 Land Camera? thanks!

  3. Hi David,
    The song is by The Smoove Sailors. I do not know the exact name but it is available for free at their website.

    Hi Allie,
    Sadly film is no longer available for the Polaroid Model 800.

  4. ah, that's what i was afraid of. thanks anyways!