Description: Up for auction is a vintage late 1970s Polaroid 1000SE SX-70 instant film land camera and Polaroid hard case dating from the late 1970s.
SX70 do not take batteries as such, rather these cameras use integral film where the battery is part of the film itself. These are very easy cameras to use, however, if needs be the instruction manual can be found here: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/polaroid_cameras/polaroid_cameras.htm
The 1000SE is essentially exactly the same camera as the white and black Polaroid 1000, the only slight difference appears to be that the plastic is cream and black coloured. Polaroid issued many of virtually the same camera but with different names and slightly different cosmetic features in what appears to have been a marketing ploy.
The camera has a red button, rainbow stripe and a fabric neck/ shoulder strap.
The black faux leather camera case shoulder bag was made to accompany this series of cameras. It is a rigid case that consists of two inner compartments, one for your camera and the other for film and perhaps a flash bar. With an adjustable shoulder strap.
Please see the photos below.
Film: The camera uses Polaroid SX-70 film which is back in production and can be easily purchased (in both colour and black and white) from the Impossible Project: http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film/sx70
Condition: The camera is tested and working. The camera is in good cosmetic condition, the rubber eyepiece is still present; the metal film rollers are clean and free of corrosion. The faux leather hard case is also in very good, wearable condition, perfect for carrying your camera and a spare film/ accessories.
Age: c.1977-early 1980s
Alongside the 'prosumer' range of folding SLRs, Polaroid released a large number of plastic bodied, non-folding consumer cameras that used the SX-70 integral film. There were several lines that varied in the type and amount of features they offered, but fall into three distinct categories differentiated by the method of focusing:
- Fixed focus - Generally known (in the US) as OneStep models
- Zone-focused - Generally known (in the US) as Pronto! models; e.g. Pronto RF
- Sonar Autofocus - Labelled as both Pronto! and OneStep models, but usually with an AF or Sonar moniker.
All these models use the SX-70 integral film, meaning the camera is powered by a battery built into the film pack. Many of these models were able to use certain accessories designed for the folding SLR line of SX-70 cameras, such as flashbars, electronic flashes and tripod mounts.
The Land Camera 1000 is a foreign-markets version of the original Onestep model, meaning it has a fixed focus plastic lens. The model 1000 or original OneStep models are distinguished among the range in that they were made available with 2 different coloured shutter buttons - either green or red; there is some debate among collectors as to which was more common. A matching electronic flash was also released for the Onestep/1000 model, known as the Q-Light. It fits onto any SX-70 non-folding camera model, but was cosmetically matched to the original models. Features common to the series of OneStep non-folding, fixed-focus SX70-series integral film cameras are:
- 1 element plastic lens with fixed aperture (103mm, f14.6)
- 4ft minimum focus distance.
- Exposure compensation dial around electric eye.
- Electronic shutter.
- Programmed auto exposure; long exposures possible on most if not all models.
- Has Flashbar socket for flash; accessory electronic flashes were also available
- Rigid plastic body
I do not accept returns, all sales are final.