Vintage Refurbished [ℹ]
Polaroid Studio Express 403 Instant Camera
The Polaroid Studio Express was designed for taking passport and ID photos. Studio Express cameras were built in the 1980s by Mamiya in Japan for Polaroid. The camera features four fixed lenses.
- Film type: Polaroid packfilm
- Lens: 1:11 f=125mm (x4)
- Shutter: 1/60 or 1/125
- Focus: Sonar autofocus
- Film back: Polaroid packfilm
- Batteries: AA x4
- Flash option: Built-in strobe
The camera has three different modes for picture taking:
- Each quadrant is a different image
- Two images are used for two quadrants
- One image is used for all four quadrants
Check out SUPERSENSE for new film options. Expired Fuji FP-100C and FB-3000B film can be found through various outlets.
Before integral films like SX-70 and 600, peel-apart film was the standard in instant photography. These cameras require the user to extract each photograph from the camera after the exposure is made; doing so spreads the developing chemistry between the negative and positive. Once the development is complete (per the film's instructions), the user separates the negative from the finished positive.
All packfilm cameras from Retrospekt are refurbished internally and externally; any defective components are replaced with refurbished, guaranteed parts. All viewfinder/rangefinders are cleaned and adjusted to ensure proper focus at all distances. These photos are of the exact camera you will receive.
This is an authentic vintage piece guaranteed to work.
This camera has experienced decades of life before finding its way to Retrospekt. As such, it will show some signs of past use. However, we are extremely picky about the condition of the cameras we restore and the parts we select for the repair process. The end result is an excellent vintage restoration that is guaranteed to work properly. Should any questions arise, we have a team of friendly people ready to help you.
This camera is covered by the Retrospekt Refurbished guarantee. Find more information about our 90-day limited warranty HERE.