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1974-1977. Instant film (pack) camera.

Polaroid: Polaroid Zip camera

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 2003-02-28
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by bill339 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:31 pm

The Polaroid Zip camera came in four colors of black, red, blue, and white. It uses an 80-series pack of film that has since been discontinued. On the back of the camera, you are instructed to use type 87 film for all pictures only. The Polaroid Zip camera uses a plug-in socket flash for AG1 or AG-3B flashbulbs. This instant film camera requires two AA batteries to operate the flash and the distance assistant. The camera features two spring-loaded rollers that spread the developer over the print which creates a more even image result than the old spreader bars. Unlike most hard body Polaroids, this camera used the shutter release button as the distance adjuster for the flash when turned. 20 feet is the maximum setting and by squeezing the sides of the shutter release, looking into the red viewfinder window below the optical viewfinder, you can read the word “YES”. Get the best version of the word “YES” and you’re ready to take the picture. By turning the shutter release button you are adjusting the aperture. A flashbulb ejector is also provided to the side and below the flash unit. Ultimately, the Polaroid film camera was great for novice photographers or young users who want instant results and this one is no exception. The camera was mostly manufactured in the United Kingdom from 1974 to 1977. It has about a 28mm plastic lens and comes with the iconic T handle/strap attached.

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