Polaroid SX-70 Alpha Black Folding Instant Film Camera
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This unusual Alpha configuration features a black body and tan skins. True to the series, this camera has strap lugs and a tripod mount.
At an annual company meeting in 1972, Polaroid founder Edwin H. Land pulled an SX-70 camera from his jacket pocket and introduced the world to the future of instant photography. The Polaroid SX-70 was the first SLR instant camera ever made and the first to use integral instant film featuring the Polaroid Classic Border format - the white frame now considered the quintessential icon of instant photography.
The camera’s collapsible body, manual focusing system and exposure adjustment options give it a perfect blend of form and precision still sought by photographers today.
This is a genuine piece of vintage retro tech - refurbished and restored by Retrospekt.
|Color||Black with tan leather|
Polaroid SX-70 instant film
|Film Size||Image 3.1 x 3.1 in
Image with border 4.2 x 3.5 in
|Focus||Manual, 10.4" - Infinity|
|Viewfinder||Single lens reflex (SLR)|
|Exposure Control||Automatic, with manual +/- 1EV lighten/darken wheel|
|Shutter Release||Electronic, automatic shutter speeds of 1/175 to 14 seconds|
|Flash||External flashbar socket
(Flashbar sold separately)
|Battery||Built into film cartridge|
|Built in flash||X|
Its beauty and technical capabilities are ageless, but to ensure it still works like the day it was first made, our team carefully refurbishes every camera by hand from the inside out. Each camera is deconstructed to its base components so its pieces can be checked, cleaned and serviced (or replaced if need be). This also includes a step unique to Retrospekt’s refurbishment process: using proprietary tools to internally recalibrate the shutter to expose true to the light/darken wheel so no compensation is needed in settings with normal lighting. The cameras are then reassembled with fresh, genuine leather covers and film tested to ensure they’re producing excellent exposures for another lifetime of use.
Authentic Vintage, 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 and may vary ever so slightly from what is pictured. 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. [view our 90-day limited warranty]