WTB: Polaroid Camera

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by Brian Legge, May 6, 2010.

  1. Brian Legge

    Brian Legge Member

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    After picking up a Polaroid 450 earlier in the year, my wife developed an interest in Polaroid cameras. I want to foster this interest in film as much as possible. :smile:

    The 450 is a bit bulky and cumbersome for her. I'm not terribly familiar with Polaroid cameras but am interested in more compact options. While we have a bunch of pack film, I'm open to buying 600/SX70 film (or converting an SX70 to 600). Control over focus is important to her - scale focus isn't really an option.

    We're looking for a user camera - cosmetics aren't really important. If you have a camera I might be interested in sitting around, please send me a message with info and an offering price. I can only get away with this if the asking price is low as she wouldn't go along with an expensive purchase.

    Thank you!
     
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    Are you still looking?
     
  3. Mic

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    Have you thought about the konica instant press? I'm selling one.
    THanks
     
  4. vdonovan

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    I don't think you're going to find a camera much more compact than the folding land cameras (250, 350, 450, etc.). The image size is so big that you need some length to cover it. I think the pack film options can be summarized as:

    The numbered land cameras
    Mamiya Universal/Polaroid 600
    Konica instant press (I'd love to have one, but too much $$$)
    Medium Format SLR with instant back (RZ68, Bronica SQ)
    Other press cameras/view cameras with instant back

    What about a Holga with an instant back?
    http://www.adorama.com/CZHPB.html
     
  5. Brian Legge

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    Thanks for the offer Mic but I think she'd kill me if I bought one of those for her - great camera but it blows our budget totally out of the water. :smile: I think the Holga/instant back camera may be the closest fit to what she's want.

    At this point, I think I'm going to shift focus to her TLR interest. She liked my Rollei and was interested in something similar. Maybe that would be a good way to keep her film interest growing instead.

    Thanks all.
     
  6. DanielStone

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    brian,

    I have (2) 600-series cameras(the 635CL model). You can have them both for $10+shipping if you want

    -Dan
     
  7. Joe O'Brien

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    I've got a Square Shooter 2, I haven't had a chance to test it, but if you could see it going to any use PM me and its all yours if you cover shipping.