You’ve Still Got Time to Win a Cool Vintage Gear Kit From us and BorrowLenses


Taken from our original post

The Phoblographer and BorrowLenses are teaming up to go vintage for an Instagram Giveaway! You have a chance to win a vintage medium format rangefinder camera: specifically the Fujifilm GSW690 II. This leaf-shutter, fixed lens aging beauty shoots 6″×9″ exposures on 120. You can also take home a $250 gift certificate so that you can still rent something from the modern age.

Hit the jump for the rules.

4 runner ups will win one of the following:

  • Oben Monopod
  • Custom SLR Camera Strap
  • Think Tank Turnstyle Sling Bag
  • BL T-Shirt, Sticker, and Tote Bag


1. FOLLOW us on Instagram (@borrowlenses and @phoblographer)
2. REPOST the image above with #BLGoesVintage to your Instagram account.


– Contest is open worldwide to folks of all ages

– Contest starts July 16th 10AM EST and ends July 29th 11:59PM EST.

– We will announce the winners on August 4th

Good luck!

Contest ends on July 29th so enter today and tell all of your friends about it! Winners will be announced August 4th.


SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Shutterfly, Inc., 2800 Bridge Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065 (“Shutterfly”), and its brand, BorrowLenses, (collectively, “Sponsors”), subject to the following terms and conditions.ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States, excluding Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry, and possess a valid form of identification. Invalid or ineligible entries shall be excluded from consideration. Employees of Sponsors, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees’ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. By their submission of entry, participants warrant they are legally entitled and authorized to make such submission, either on their own behalf, or as to information submitted upon the express authorization of another on whose behalf the information is submitted. In the event of a dispute as to the winner’s identity, entries will be deemed made by the holder of the email account associated with the entry.

TIMING: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. PST on July 15, 2014 and continues until 11:59 p.m. PST on July 29, 2014. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on July 29, 2014 to be eligible. You may enter as many times as you choose, but use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

DRAWING: Winners will be selected by random drawing from all valid eligible entries received. The drawing will be held on or about August 4, 2014. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsors, whose decisions on all matters related to the Sweepstakes will be final and binding and within their sole discretion. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules; any entry drawn or any potential winner identified thereby found at any time to fail to comply with these official rules will be held invalid and ineligible for award.

NOTIFICATION; RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS: LIST OF WINNERS: Winner(s) will be announced on Instagram and on this blog within fourteen (14) days following the drawing. Within fourteen (14) days of notification, winners must respond to Sponsors. Within fourteen (14) days of notification, winners must complete, execute and return to Sponsors any tax form, affidavit, waiver, release, indemnity agreement, and/or any additional documents required by Sponsors in Sponsors’ sole discretion. Failure to comply with the requirements of this paragraph (or the return of any prize or prize notification as non-deliverable) may result in disqualification and in the forfeiture of any right to a prize, in which case prize will be awarded to an alternate by random drawing. Sponsor is not responsible for missed emails because of filtering, vacations, or Internet access issues. A list of winners will be available for six months after award of prizes by sending a self addressed envelope with sufficient prepaid postage to:

Attn: Instagram Sweepstakes
2800 Bridge Pkwy #101, Redwood City, CA 94065

Residents of Vermont do not have to include return postage.

PRIVACY POLICY: Submissions of entries are subject to standard privacy policies, which can be found at, which terms and conditions entrants accept and agree to by submission of entries pursuant to these official rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, you opt to receive future communications from Sponsors and/or any promotional partners.

RELEASE: by participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless the Sponsors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and the foregoing companies’ officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind, (including the violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or the use, acceptance, or possession of a Sweepstakes prize, and/or participation in a Sweepstakes prize-related activity, including any action, claim or liability arising from the unauthorized submission of any information.

By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsors the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city and state, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

CONDITIONS: Participants agree that by participating they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: a) Entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, stolen, postage due, or misdirected: b) Any typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of a winner(s), or the distribution/awarding of a prize(s); and c) Any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, misdirection, damage, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet/telephone network, or at any website, or any combination thereof.

Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the term and conditions of the Sweepstakes. In the event that the Sweepstakes is infected by a computer virus/worm, or is not capable of running or being executed as planned (as a result of but not limited to an error, omission, defect, delay, misdirection, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, or technical failure) or any other cause which in the sole opinion of Sponsors corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the entry website(s) mentioned above, and winner(s) will be determined solely by Sponsors in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect and/or non-disqualified entries. In such event, Releasees shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action. Failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

LAW: Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above. The language in these official rules shall be interpreted as in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party. All legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with the offer of these official rules shall be brought solely in San Mateo County, California. You expressly submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of said courts and consent to extraterritorial service of process.


Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.