The metal body frame.
The simple steps to creating photographic moments.
The peel apart film that's used. Fuji's versions / Impossible's versions
The accordion nature of the body...ahh...
One thing I was a bit sad about was the fact that she's Automatic. Which means, I have little control on how fast she shoots, and how close/far she focuses. I then found out about the manual Land cameras.
Her cousins, the Polaroid 180/185/190/195 are manual. These Professional Land cameras have prices that can range into the thousands. I don't have that sort of money (at the moment-wink*) to spend on a hobby. So, I begin to think about the idea of conversion. I literally mistakenly came across Option8's website one night and the rest is history.
Option8, also known as Nate, took my Automatic 250 and made her Manual...
Isn't she a beauty? Notice her new shutter speed dial, 6 aperture options on top, and flash power cord socket. The new LED light on top will light up after my shutter speed has set. Lots of new rules and gadgets, but I wanted manual. Right? Yes!!!
I was pretty excited when I realized that she's the 10th of her "kind". I'm a little part of instant photography history...
To learn more about Option8/Nate, follow him on Facebook. Check out his work and conversions, I promise you that you will get pretty excited. He's even done work for The Impossible Project. Pretty.stinkin'.awesome!