A few nice golf accessories gifts images I found:
Flickr Gift #13: Shackman Multishot 102 with Polaroid Back, from [brett walker]
Image by Arty Smokes (deaf mute)
Brett Walker has an incredible collection of cameras, some of which are displayed on shelves, others of which are gathering dust in a kitchen cupboard. He’s always lending them to students or giving them away to reduce the clutter in his life. (He’s a very generous person, I found). When he learned I had an interest in Polaroids he said "I’ve got some SX-70s you can have."
He put three on the worktop and said I could do with them what I wanted, including selling them! Since I’ve already got an SX-70 from Mad Jeff, I turned down the offer. Other cameras I saw were absolute beauties – 5x4s with amazing lenses and custom trim (costing in the region of 00), and a weird prototype 8-lens action sampler designed for Polaroid executives to check out their golf swings! – but they were generally too heavy to lug around. Brett’s collection also includes a Canon 7 with the brightest lens I’ve ever seen; an f/0.95, which may be the fastest lens ever made.
I was most taken by this Shackman Polaroid, however. It has two lenses enabling "stereoscopic" instant photography, but what I intend to use it for is getting two images on each piece of film I put in it. By covering one lens at a time, you can take a photo of someone’s face and then a full length shot, or juxtapose complete separate subjects, photographed months apart.
Since it uses Fuji FP-100C film, the Shackman is far from obsolete despite its obvious age. I can’t wait to use it.
Twin lenses with aperture range f/11-64.
Recommended focus distance: 43 inches (1.1m).
Mechanical shutter. Speed is fixed at what looks like 1/125s or 1/60s.
Socket for sync flash, with two cold shoes.
Requires standard cable release.
No batteries required.
Thanks very much Brett!
Image by be OH be
This establishment, under different ownerships, has been a Canton retail landmark for a little over 30 years. It’s core business used to be selling music but it’s almost always been something of a midwestern head shop. The entire basement is now full of smoking accessories. Upstairs they sell skateboards, jewlery, t-shirts, disc golf supplies, noverlty greeting cards, incense, posters, dart supplies, and various other quasi-hippie bric-a-brac. In high school I bought a fair amount of albums and cassettes here.