Item 2018. - Polaroid Electric Zip (White) Camera

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Polaroid Electric Zip (White) Camera

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  • 1975-1978 (Manufacturing)
    Polaroid Corporation
    United States

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx 14.8 x 14.8 x 13 cm

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Item is a Polaroid instant camera with a plastic body and wrist strap, that originally retailed for $21.95, but now usually retails for around $20. This low cost meant it was a good starting camera for those who were just beginning to learn about photography. Camera borrows heavily from the Polaroid Colorpack II. There is an electronic shutter with speeds that vary from about 1/500 to 10 sec and aperture control settings are fixed for 75 and 3000 speed films. There is a built-in flashcube socket, with the flashcube automatically rotating after each exposure and a "face sizer" focusing aid for 5 ft. settings. The lens is 114mm, f/9.2 3-element plastic and photos are exposed automatically. It also comes with a manual lighten/darken control. Serial number is TF6181A.

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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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