1080P HD video, 12,000 ISO, 65 megapixles and on and on and on. Cameras are getting more and more sophisticated and advanced. So with all this technology available, what do I do? I go out and buy a Polaroid SX-70 from the 70's that I can barely get film for.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a tech guy... big time. If there's a new tech gadget, computer gear, HDTV, Blu-ray, stereo, computers, software... anything, I want it. I'm the guy you go to when you want to know the latest and best tech toy to buy. But when it comes to my camera gear, I like equipment your grandpa would be comfortable using.
Even my medium format digital setup is old school. When I bought my latest Phase One digital back I didn't want the newest Hasselblad or Mamiya offering (although the Rolleifelx Hy6 looked pretty cool)... I bought the already-at-the-time discontinued Contax 645. Prior to that I was shooting my previous Phase One digital back on a Hasselblad V system but the hassle (no pun intended) of connector cables and rotating the back when changing orientation was too much for me.
Of course, it's part of my job to stay up to date on the latest camera technologies and knowing how to use the gear that suits the job. So, I always make sure my digital gear is up to date. But for now, I have this cool new (old) Polaroid SX-70 camera and no film. I guess that means I'm off to ebay to see what kind of deals I can find on undoubtedly expired film. Thankfully the film development over at The Impossible Project is coming along nicely.
The above shot was taken with my iPhone and given the "polaroid look" using Camerabag.