August 27, 2010

Quickshot X3000 Lens

When I picked up a lone plastic camera lens from a cluttered basket at a local thrift store, it gave me an idea. I rummaged around some more, found the corresponding camera body (a plastic Quickshot X3000), and purchased them both for 75¢.

Once I got home, I cut away as much of the extra plastic from the lens as I could manage and then held it up to my Nikon SLR camera body to see if I could take photos that way.

The pictures didn't turn out very well at first, and I realized that I needed to get the lens closer to the sensors on my camera. All it took was a few more tweaks to the lens and to my camera settings, and I was happily snapping away, taking milky, soft-focused photos of a few items I found around me.

ceramics on the mantelpiece

two outdated Polaroids

beige wedges

piggy bank

my purse a.k.a. camera bag

lacy shirt

brown heels

pink heels

the purse

the view out the window

Who knew that a broken plastic camera could be so much fun?

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