Item 2018. - Polaroid SX70 Alpha 1 Special Edition Camera

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Polaroid SX70 Alpha 1 Special Edition Camera

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  • [ca. 1977] (Manufacturing)
    Polaroid Corporation
    United States

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx 4.5 x 10.4 x 17.5 cm

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Item is a Polaroid instant camera, that now usually sells for around $100. Quite similar to the Polaroid Alpha 1. The lens is 4-element glass, 116 mm, f/8, with a manual distance setting and a minimum focusing distance of 26 cm. There is manual lighten / darken exposure control and the model has "fill-flash" capability (using Flashbars). Serial number is 5F820239407.

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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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A Guide to The Polaroid SX-70 Camera. Retrieved from; SX-70 POLAROID CAMERA TYPES AND SLR 680 FOR SALE. Retrieved from; Polaroid: SX-70 Alpha 1 SE. Retrieved from

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