08 July 2009

polaroid swinger model 20.

I have been at my parents' house for a few days.
today I was baking my special lemon cookies, when I found out we were out of flour. I went to ask for it to my dear old neighboor lucy and she made me a very unexpected and lovely surprise. she gave me an old polaroid swinger model 20, that somebody gifted her with a long time ago.

the polaroid bag is fantastic and inside of it I found all these treasures, even the original manual. the polaroid looks new, also because lucy told me she has almost never used it. I wish I could find the film for it, but I don't know if it would be possible: it is a special roll film just for polaroid model 20. I will be hunting for roll film around the world, meanwhile I am just happy I got such an awesome unexpected gift.

P.S. if you like polaroid cameras as much as I do, check this blog out: different viewfinders.

9 comments:

  1. i seriously hope u find film for this beauty. cant wait to see what u can do with this one.

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  2. yeah i hope so too (: if you hear anything from anyone, let me know ;)

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  3. it's pretty hard to find that film, because it was discontinued in 1970. but if we manage to find an empty cartidge we can try to shoot some 120 mm ;)

    intrigued? :D

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  4. oh yes, my dear (:

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  5. mmm, I'd be interested to hear about nay conversion attempts, this is such a cute camera. I have one too and would love to make it a shooter.

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  6. Anonymous18.11.09

    Hello, I'm Laura from Holland. I found my Swinger 20 a couple of days ago in the attic and I was wondering if you've heard something about a film or possibility for a conversion somehow, yet.. I'd love to use mine too!! I'll be checking your blog! :) Greetz, Laura

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  7. Hello Rick and Laura,
    sorry for the late reply...
    unfortunately I haven't found any other replacement for the original film :(

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  8. I just got one roll of Series 20 film. I am now looking for the manual.
    Do you happen to have more scanned images of the manual?

    I want to know how to load the roll (proper directions).

    When I take some pictures, I will share with you :)
    Its a 1976 expired roll. Not sure how good it will be.

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    1. Hi,

      I am so sorry but I don't have the manual with me anymore.
      let me know how your film testing works! :-)

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