WTB: Polaroid Camera
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.
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.
Have you thought about the konica instant press? I'm selling one.
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?
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. 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.
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I have (2) 600-series cameras(the 635CL model). You can have them both for $10+shipping if you want
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.