Identatron

Fall 2014

The goodly John Jones gifted me an ancient, polaroid pack-film tank of a thrift find - an Identatronics 4-Up ID photo camera. The kind used to make ID cards, lanyards, etc, back before digital. The camera itself functions, though grumpily. The flash does work but needs about a day to recharge, even though it's plugged into the wall. The focussing is almost impossible in bright light, since it's apparently done by lining up two esoteric lights that the machine projects onto the subject. They're invisible in bright light, and since the flash is mostly decorative there ends up being a bunch of guesswork and tape measures. When you can get it to cooperate though, I think the results are entertaining enough. Thanks John!