Vintage Refurbished [ℹ]
SX-70 Sonar Autofocus "24K Gold Edition" Instant Film Camera
Celebrate the little gold sonar disk that forever changed the focus of photography with the SX-70 Sonar Autofocus "24K Gold Edition," a limited release of only 99 fully-refurbished instant film cameras plated in 24K gold. Each camera is built using original components from vintage Polaroid SX-70 Sonar Autofocus instant film cameras that have been completely deconstructed and restored.
The cameras have been reassembled with these freshly refurbished internals and finished with the application of new, genuine black leather coverings embossed with the individual unit number. After being calibrated to ensure their functionality for another lifetime of use, they are encased in special gold-edition packaging.
Because these cameras use genuine, vintage parts that are up to 50 years old, there will be signs of wear visible beneath the gold plating. Gold plating is considered to be a "living finish" which means it is subject to the effects of weather, moisture, air and natural oils from the skin causing it to change in appearance. Over time, the finish can oxidize and develop a patina. To decrease these effects, take special care in cleaning and handling your camera. Do not use cleaners that are designed for other metals. The best way to polish the camera is to use a soft cloth and no moisture.
Plating specification: MIL-G-45204; 99.7% purity
Note about returns, warranty and modifications:
Congruent with our standard return policy, returns will be accepted within 14 days of receiving the camera. Due to the limited edition nature of these cameras, any returns will incur a 10% restocking fee. The camera must be in unused condition with all original packaging and packaging components intact and undamaged.
The camera is covered under our standard 90-day warranty.
We are not accepting requests for modifications to these cameras, including but not limited to 600 conversions, button color replacements or leather replacements.
This is a genuine piece of vintage retro tech - refurbished and restored by Retrospekt.
Our process includes:
- Deconstructing the camera to its base components
- Verifying the form and function of each piece
- Repairing and replacing pieces whenever necessary, but also...
- Retaining original pieces whenever reasonably possible
- Cleaning all optical and viewing components including lenses and fresnels
- Polishing exterior components
- Applying new leather replacement coverings
- Packaging each camera in a specially made box