Here we go again. Another pandemic year. While Gail, Styxx and I have made the best of the year with road trips to our provincial neighbours in Saskatchewan and roamed across southern Manitoba, travel has been substantially curbed by Covid-19.
So, this year’s gift list is a little different.
It totally reflects my renewed interest in Polaroid photography, a creative habit (or addiction) that I picked up at the beginning of the pandemic, back in March 2020.
Lastly, the video is shot outdoors…entirely outdoors…in Winnipeg…In December! It had to happen.
It is also my first video gift guide. As you may be aware, I have been posting a number of Polaroid-centric videos on my WalkClickMake YouTube channel. It makes sense that this year’s gift guide be a part of that new venture.
On with the show!
About the gifts mentioned:
Note that the prices are approximate. If the source is in the United States, US Dollars are quoted. If there is a Canadian source, CDN dollars are shown.
Polaroid Now+ (USD $150): https://us.polaroid.com/collections/now-plus-camera
Polaroid SX-70 and 600 film (USD $20 each, $85 for 5-pack), Polaroid i-Type film (USD $17 each, $75 for 5-pack): https://us.polaroid.com
High Speed Daddy Lunch bags (USD $28): https://highspeeddaddy.com/products/hsd-lunch-bag?variant=26306692939840
Mountain Warehouse Security Neck Pouch (USD/CDN $4): https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/ca/security-neck-pouch-p11330.aspx/black/
There are many other neck pouches available, often marketed to carry passports. Here is one example: Lewis N Clark 1267 Luggage RFID Neck Stash (CDN $16.66): https://www.amazon.ca
Retrograde Engineering SX-37 37mm Filter/Lens Adapter (USD $44): available on eBay at https://www.ebay.com/itm/124515912384, Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RetrogradeENG, and Brooklyn Film Camera at http://www.brooklynfilmcamera.com/accessories/sx-37
MiNT Self(ie) Timer (USD $59): https://mint-camera.com/en/shop/accessories/mint-selfie-timer-sx70/
Vintage Polaroid #112 Remote Shutter Button (about USD $40) on eBay. Search for Polaroid Remote Shutter Button on eBay: https://www.ebay.ca.
MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod (USD $129): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1030828-REG/mefoto_a1350q1e_roadtrip_travel_tripod_kit.html
Asahi Pentax Spotmeter V Exposure Meter used (about USD $180-200). Search Pentax Spotmeter V on eBay: https://www.ebay.ca.
Pentax Spotmeter V Zone VI Studios zone system label USD$6: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153369400911
From Our Windows, a book by, me, David Firman (USD $55, CDN $70 for the regular edition, USD $126, CDN $160 for the limited edition): https://www.firmangallery.com/store
Check out my SX-70 YouTube videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7d0LyjlePCsIFkZfaZjgZQ
Firmangallery portfolio and store: https://www.firmangallery.com