Item 2018. - Polaroid Captiva SLR Camera

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Polaroid Captiva SLR Camera

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  • [ca. 1994] (Manufacturing)
    Polaroid Corporation
    United States

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx. 9 x 18 x 4.7 cm

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Item is a Polaroid instant camera, with a plastic body and a neck strap. Features include: a built-in electronic flash, manual lighten/darken exposure control, and a self-timer. Lens is an autofocus single-lens reflex LR 107 mm f/12, made of 3 element plastic, and the shutter is electronic with speeds ranging from 1/4 to 1/180 sec. There is an automatic focus with 2 focusing zones and a minimum of 2 feet. After being taken, pictures are ejected into a see-through "storage chamber" in the back of the camera, where they can stay or removed at any time. Serial number is H3L*3562NAFA.

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Good condition

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The collection was donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Ken Van Velzer in 2018


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The Land List -- Spectra / Captiva / Pocket Cameras. Retrieved from

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