Instant cameras

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Instant cameras

  • UF Instant camera
  • UF Cameras, instant
  • UF Polaroid camera
  • UF Polaroid cameras

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Instant cameras

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In-camera processing (instant) cameras

Series consists of cameras that combine exposure and development in one step to create photographs instantaneously.
While Polaroid is by far the most well known of these cameras, the first patent for instant photography was for the Dubroni, a French wet plate camera, designed so that the glass plate could be sensitized and developed by pouring the chemicals over the plate through a tube in the camera. Later cameras were developed so small tintypes (1895) and direct paper positives (1913) could be made quickly for tourists on busy streets.
But it was the Polaroid Corporation that made instant photography a household item, beginning in 1937 when Edwin Land's young daughter's desire to see her photograph immediately, inspired him to develop the Polaroid's first instant camera: the Land Camera.

The Heritage Collection also contains Kodak Instant Cameras; produced in the late 1970's, they spawned a patent infringement lawsuit from the Polaroid corporation that resulted in the recall all of instant Kodak models sold and the discontinuation of their production.

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Source: <a href="http://www.shutterbug.com/content/it%E2%80%99s-instant%E2%80%94-it%E2%80%99s-not-polaroid-pre-and-post-polaroids-1864-1976">Wade, John. "It's Instant - But It's Not Polaroid: Pre- And-PostPolaroids, From 1864 to 1976." Shutterbug : Published May 1, 2012.</a>

Polaroid automatic 250 Land camera

Item is a folding, rangefinder snapshot camera for instant photographs using Polaroid proprietary 100-series Packfilm. Includes leather strap, instruction manual and other brochures, cold clip, and soft plastic cover. This camera Is still loaded with film.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid 1200si

The 1200si auto focus polaroid camera for instant photos. Silver body with black hand strap. Flash and tripod mount. Uses Spectra, 990, and 1200 film packs.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid portrait Land camera big shot

Item is a large grey plastic rangefinder camera with elongated body between viewfinder and lens. Pictograms indicated adjustments for light or dark conditions. Instructions printed onto a metal plate on the back for loading Type 108 colour film and magicubes (for flash - not present). No batteries necessary for operation.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid SX-70 Land camera

Item is a folding, single-lens reflex camera for instant photographs using proprietary Polaroid SX-70 film. Model is a collapsable, leatherette-covered with a matching brown suede carrying case.

Polaroid Colorpack 80

Item is manual focus camera for use with Polaroid proprietary Colorpack film. Uses flash cubes.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid Land Camera, model 95a

Item is a variant of the Polaroid Land Camera model 95, and features a 3 element, 135mm f/11 lens, a 4 speed rotary-leaf shutter system with speeds 1/8 to 1/60 seconds. Used black & white 40 series 100 ISO instant roll film with a sepia tone.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid Land Model 104 outfit case

Item is a Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 104 outfit case. It is in a black hard leather case lined with red curduroy also containing the Polaroid flash model 268, 2 packs of Polaroid print mounts and 3 Polaroid envelopes for ordering prints, enlargements, and accessories. The camera is a folding bellows instand camera with automatic exposure that used 100-series Packfilm. It has a 2 element plastic lens and a non-folding zone focusing system. It retailed for $60 when it was first released.

Polaroid Corporation

Super Colorpack

Item is a Polaroid Land Camera Super Colorpack instant film camera. Similar to the Polaroid Super Shooter, the Super Colorpack has a rigid plastic body and a manual finder on the lens and uses peel-apart Land Pack Films.

Polaroid Land camera, Model 95 B (Speedliner)

Brown leatherette folding camera, single-speed shutter Double Anastigmatic f11/135 mm., revolving diaphram for 8 stops. Produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. exposures in approximately 1 minute using Polaroid 40 roll film. Originally retailed for $95 US.

Polaroid One Step

Item is an updated version of the original One Step. Typical consumer Polaroid - Black plastic body with flash - uses 600 film with built-in electronic flash

Polavision Land Camera

This is a battery driven Super 8 instant movie camera. It took special super 8 film in a Polaroid cartidge that held about 42 minutes. The lens in a Polaroid F1.8/12.5 - 24mm manual zoom lens. It has two flood lights attached - Polavision TWI light.

Polaroid Land Camera Model 150 outfit case

Item is a Polaroid Land Camera Model 150 with hard leather case, Polaroid flash model 281, 3 developing vials, leather strap, manual, and 7 loose papers. It used 40 series Polaroid Picture Roll Land film.

Polaroid Corporation