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The SLR670-S is a classic Polaroid SX-70 camera that has been reborn with an all-black colorway. In addition to the original SX-70 features, it has gotten some enhancements, including tweaked exposure modes. The additional piece offers more precise controls over exposure beyond the simple controls offered by the original.
All that retro goodness comes at a price, though, starting at $679 for the camera on its own. You can add other package options, including accessories that push the price up to a starting point of $765.
In the 90s, we used to talk a lot about the primacy of the retro, whether or not constantly referring back to the past meant that our innovative spirit was spent.
The passion for an idealised past is very reassuring, culturally; the worst you can throw at it is blandness. Creativity isn’t always successful – if you put a joke that doesn’t work against a piece of nostalgia that does, there is no doubting which is the most affecting. Emotional spaces carved out in childhood exist for ever, and there will always be comfort in their inhabitation.
The paradox of nostalgia is that it has a terrible memory – or rather, like senility, it has a terrible short-term memory and very vivid, utterly inaccurate, recall for the long-ago. Nostalgia is blaming everything on immigrants and multiculturalism, since purity and the past are similar destinations, similarly meaningless, similarly unreachable.
For the über geek who can’t get enough binary in their lives, this retro LED wristwatch from TokyoFlash.com fits the bill perfectly. You can tell time as fast as you can do two quick additions, and it’s water resistant too!
Interesting digital timepieces with that cool, retro look are out from Diesel. Check them out at Diesel Time Frames. My fave is the DZ 7001 (pictured) with a stainless steel band, and water resistant up to 5atm. More information on their web site.