Picture Perfect Polaroid

I’ve always had a soft spot for sharp looking Polaroids and this one fit the bill perfectly.

Polaroid Land Model 350. The Zeiss Ikon designed rangefinder was a nice feature.
The release price was around $150 which in 1971 (the year I graduated from high school) was a ton of money.

A 3 element glass lens (114mm f8.8) produced crisp images (as crisp as Polaroid film could go).

Beautiful case in better than expected condition given its age.

Made for only a short period of time (1969-1971) this model used Polaroid 100 Instant Packfilm. Here’s a little blurb about the future of Packfilm (https://support.polaroid.com/hc/en-us/articles/115012363267-Will-you-reintroduce-Polaroid-packfilm-).

This one was in our collection back in 2011 and has since moved on to another collector. If you can find a clean one for your collection I strongly suggest this model or the next one up, the 450. Chase factor 5 (easy to find but tough in mint condition).

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SUNday Spotlight – Polaroid Pathfinder Land Camera 110

Happy Sunday all! In the spotlight today is my dad’s favorite camera and by default, my favorite. I have lots of great memories associated with using this camera. It’s one of the first cameras that my dad showed me how to use.

polaroid dad

polaroid dad 2

polaroid dad 3

Pictured below is from a Polaroid brochure from 1953. The Pathfinder 110 is the first camera listed.

polaroid dad 4

In 1953, $249.50 for a camera was big bucks (still is).

Thanks for stopping by – have a beautiful and safe day and be sure to stop by my camera shop hosted by Etsy at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Chris

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