Saturday, February 11, 2017

Found an Old Classic Polaroid Camera

Polaroid SX-70 Instant camera

Recently I had to help my grandmother cleaning her sisters house after she passed away. It's a quite old house where several generations spend their childhoods and even ripe old age since early 19th century. Even though I'm not a big fan of cleaning houses, I didn't mind this time because it's an old house and I love discover old forgotten treasures. Specially old stamps, coins and cameras. I found few nice stuff and among those was this beautiful Polaroid One step Land camera, SX-70 model.

I'm a big fan of classic Instant camera models these old Polaroid cams. It's fun to take picture and wait to see the result. These days with new digital cameras you know exactly what you are getting. It's great but sometimes it's fun to wait and see how it turn out to be. So this SX-70 camera is in pretty much mint condition and hadn't used much by last owner, whoever he/she was. No scratch marks or worn outs. It's not often you get an old cam like this in mind condition. I guess an instant camera model in this condition worth at least 100 usd. Even though you can get an old used Polaroid cams from ebay for less than 20 bucks.

Now only problem is finding film for these camera. Old Polaroid SX-70 film is no where to be found and even if you found somewhere those wouldn't already ink dried out and dead film packs. Good news is there is a company called Impossible Project Co. which make film for several old Polaroid camera models such as this SX-70 model. Even these film packs are quite expensive, cost you around 25 usd for 8 exposures. Unfortunately that's the only alternative out there. Either you use those are you just keep the camera as a collector item in a cabinet.

I still haven't figured if I'm gonna buy a film pack and test the camera. I'm pretty sure camera is in working condition but after sitting in a box for more than 20-30 years I don't know if something has goes wrong. Only way to find out is spending 25 usd and getting an Impossible Project SX-70 film pack. That would be a quite expensive test. Too bad we can't use those new Polaroid photo prints which are known as Zink (Zero Ink) Photo paper. Those are lot cheaper than old film types.

Polaroid Time Zero film pack
This is an Old Polaroid Time-Zero Film pack which was used for SX-70 series Polaroid cameras. These packs are discontinued decades ago and no longer available. Even if you find these Time-Zero instant film packs isn't no point buying these because Ink must be driedout long ago. Always buy new film from Impossible Project Co.
Impossible Project SX-70 Film
These are the latest version of Impossible Project Co. SX-70 Film.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Player 2015 TV Show

I was so sad to learn that this new TV Show The Player has no future. Looks like pubdits have given so low ratings they have reduced it just to 9 episodes from the original 13 and going to cancel the show. This has happened to so many good shows while boring TV shows getting second chances.

At imdb it has received 7.3/10 which I say pretty decent even thought not great. This is probably the most action packed TV series running at the moment. It has the whole Action Thriller package car chases, gun fighting, hand to hand combat and the rest.

Plot happens in Las Vegas, a former army guy who has becoming a security consultant is forced to take part in this secret million dollar gambling game as the player. He has to fight crime and save the day while gamblers bet on who will win. You can read whole thing >> here  << you can even watch the first episode at Amazon Prime.

There is Wesley Snipes, guy from Blade Movie. He is getting old but still trying to be badass. Also Philip Winchester who did the main role in Strike Back. And Charity Wakefield whom you might have seen in various TV series here and there.

I wish they had given the TV series a chance. The Player would have picked up ratings if it had gotten a full season or  a second season. There aren't many Thriller type TV series airing today.

Monday, August 31, 2015


Minions Movie

Yesterday I watched the movie Minions. As the third movie of Despicable Me I can say they have done well. This time the movie is all focused on Minions. You don't get to see the evil genius become good guy or his three cute kids. But movie show you from where these guys have come from and everything. But I have to say I really miss Gru the ex supervillainn.

Despicable Me is a one of the once in a time gold mine a movie company gets. This movie series has taken hearts of not only preschoolers but also adults. Not just movies but also there are big line of products earning them more profits.

Minions movie has earned $1.019 billion so far and that's after a $74 million budget. Over 900 million profit from the movie alone. Despicable Me had earned $543.1 million and Despicable Me 2 had earned $970.8 million. None of these movies had a budget over $77 million.

Despicable Me 3 movie will be released in 2017 and we don't know much about it yet. But you can bet it will be good at these three.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Losers (2010) Movie

 watched this movie called The Losers today. From the cover of DVD I thought it maybe a comedy so I bought it. I haven't heard about this movie before or seen trailer in Youtube. Well I should have known better. I don't think the movie is good at all. Even it was a average budget movie I felt like its a B movie.

Well it's really not a movie that I can say action or thriller. Not something I could compare with movie A-team. Also miles below the quality if you compare with the movie The Tournament.  There are few good actors such as Chris Evans and Zoe Saldana but I have seen better from them in other movies,

If I have to rate it this movie gets 4/10 from me.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar (2014)  Movie
Interstellar (2014)

I watched Interstellar (2014) movie few days back and I have to say I'm really impressed with it. After watching the trailer I expected lots of spaceship stuff but the film was not all about that. It's something totally different. It's not my usual cup of tea but I enjoyed the movie very much. No point to of talking about the whole movie and spoil it for those who haven't watched it but I have to say it's a really good movie to watch. It has a good ending but I expected even a better one.

It reminds me that no matter how we boast about how developed we are from those stone age times, nothing has changed. Still people kill each other and only think about them selves. Countries which call themselves developed spend trillions on when there are more pressing matters out there. We called our selves Homo sapiens sapiens but do we really deserve it ? We are probably  " Homo sapiens " and light years away from the next milestone of evolution.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why Boys are always Happy Creatures



1-Their last name stays with them forever,

2-Phone conversations last just for 30 secs flat,

3-A five day vacation requires only one jeans,

4-If someone forgets to invite them, he can still be their friend,

5-The same hairstyle lasts for years or even decades,

6-They can do shopping for 25 relatives in 25 minutes,

7-They don't freak out when they go to a party n see another man wearing the same shirt, instead they become buddies.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Keen Eddie TV Series

Keen Eddie TV Series

Keen Eddie TV Series was aired in 2003 and unfortunately it couldn't attract enough audience to go for a season two. The series was canceled by Fox Network and then it was just forgotten. in 2004 they released a DVD with all 13 episodes but this TV series never made much spark. I found the DVD year week while I was checking old TV series and started liking it. I thought it's little bit different from other Action Comedy-Drama but seems not good enough for the fans.

It's a police drama which is very much like Castle series. But unfortunately stories were not powerful enough to keep the interest. The story is basically about NYPD cop who was fooled by a drug lords girlfriend and now sent to English to chase this guy. Now he works with New Scotland Yard and got even a partner there called Inspector Monty Pippin. Strange guy with a funny name. He has shared a flat with flats owners daughter and they are not sure about their relationships. Technically they are archenemies but it seems they do like each other too. Also there is this every ulgy looking dog which likes to chew TV remotes and to do other strange stuff.

I really do like how relationship between Fiona the flatmate and Eddie builds up. They didn't like each other in start and doesn't have a romantic relationship but they are more and more drawn to each other. Also I found all these main characters are quite interesting. They have their own funny personalities which is different from a usual US cop drama. Since this storyline happens in London there's a more British feeling into it.

Also for I think I have become a fan of Sienna Miller who play the Fionas characters. Maybe it's the Fiona character which I like. A beautiful blonde who seems lost and have no idea what to do with her future. She looks selfish it shows she has a good side too. I don't know how she looks these days but  in 2003 she had looked so stunning. You can see from the photo in left.

Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller

This ugly dog is a Bull Terrier. It's a medium size dog with a horse like face. A dog with short 9 - 10 years of life span. I think this dog was one star attraction of show and seems the script was made that way too. A dog with dirty feelings for cats (if you get my drift) and also have very destructive habits like chewing things specially remote controls and phones.

I have started watching it again and I released I really love the story. It's not strong on anything. Like terrible murders or serial killers. Even not much of strong romance with among characters. But it's really enjoyable for me to relax and have a laugh. It's a shame that Fox cancelled it. I don't think it's really fault of the show. They were airing it same time of Firefly which used to be massively popular sci-fi TV series. Plus they were airing it in summer when people do more out door stuff then watching TV.