Saturday, November 19, 2011
My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210
When I bought my first land camera I decided that they were way too cool to have only one, so I started my hunt for a new one. I spent some time bidding on them on eBay until I won this one for a very low price. It came with its hilarious instruction manual and a battery upgrade, I think I scored big on this one. It's a Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210 and I'm in love with it; it's a bit smaller than the 215 and way cuter. <3
Interesting facts : This camera was manufactured between 1967 and 1969 which makes it 42-44 years old and is in excellent condition. This is one of the most common models because it was the first color-capable Polaroid camera to retail under $50. This made them very popular and to fulfill the demand Polaroid manufactured more than a million of them which is a lot compared to the 215 of which only around 300,000 were made.
The film for the land cameras is being manufactured by Fujifilm, and is actually very affordable. If you want to buy film for this camera you should look first in places like eBay and Amazon for really good deals. The films you need to look for would be fp 100-c for color and fp 3000b or fp 100-b for black and white.
In this picture you can compare the sizes, the 215 is maybe half an inch to the front but I think you can appreciate that the 210 is smaller. Oh! I think I forgot to say the last time that the 215 model was manufactured between 1968 and 1970.
This would be the manual, very user friendly and with many hilarious photos. Some of them:
Published by Yadira at 12:49 PM