Item 2018. - Polaroid M6 Camera

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Polaroid M6 Camera

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  • 1970-1971 (Manufacturing)
    Polaroid Corporation
    United States

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx 14 x 16.5 x 12.5 cm

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Item is a Polaroid instant camera with a plastic body and wrist strap. It originally retailed for $59.95, but now usually sells for around $20. Estimated production is over 150,000. The lens is 114mm f/8.8 2-element plastic. It has a simple, rigid viewfinder with "image sizer" distance estimator and this viewfinder also has projected framelines and automatic parallax compensation. There is a mechanical development timer. The aperture control is fixed at f/42 and the electronic shutter speeds vary from 1/1200 - 10 sec. Serial number is CHE015GA.

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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 -- Packfilm Cameras. Retrieved from; Polaroid:
Countdown M60 Land Camera. Retrieved from

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