so here's the scoop. my polaroid camera of choice is the 680 slr. it is a later generation of the more popular sx-70. i think it is much better, but i'm biased. i'm in love. blinded by 680 love. this guy talks about the 690 slr, which is basically a reissue of the 680. he's got lots of information. a lot more than what i have. i actually pride myself on having as little information as possible. i feel lighter that way. oh, and i should mentioned that i was introduced to the 680 by a really great guy named mike slack. i saw his first book ok ok ok and fell in love with his photos. i thought they must be medium format or something, and just had to contact him to find out. i got his email address and it turned out that he lived around the corner from one of my best friends. he had me over to show me his camera (that is note code for something dirty), his shots, self timer, close up lens, and this amazing video. i was hooked! so i went on ebay and got myself a 680 (they were much more attainable then -- 2003-ish) and started shooting. i took my camera with me everywhere from up the street to palm springs to australia. those photos were the only souvenirs i needed. then i kind of stopped for a while. i got really busy styling, and our apartment got almost no natural light. it was kind of sad, actually. but alas, a stroke of good luck. andrew and i bought a house about a year and a half ago. it was bright, light, airy - - all that good stuff. the first thing we did before we moved in was have all of the hardwood floors painted white. WOW! and so the stage was set. i could take photos all day long. i started saying no to jobs, just so i could sit around and take photos, scan them, put them on flickr and shortly after onto my new blog, that is no longer so new. and now here i am telling you about all of it. so strange, especially since i am no expert. that being said, i am always happy to try to answer any questions. it just might take 6 - 8 months. i am a major procrastinator. so that's a little bit about that. hope it helps. oh, and if you have any questions, just comment on this post. i promise to respond. i can't promise that about any of the other posts, but this one - - i promise.