Saturday, November 19, 2011

My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210

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.

My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210

   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.

My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210

   This would be the manual, very user friendly and with many hilarious photos. Some of them:

My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210


My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210


My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210


My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210


My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210


My New Camera - Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 210

12 comments:

  1. My grandma had one! I remember her waving the photo around after it ejected from the camera so it would dry faster & show the picture sooner!

    When us grandkids got a bit older, WE were allowed to wave the photo around! Oh boy!

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  2. me gusta ver la diferencia d tamaños, al fin llegó!

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  3. @ No Regrets: I have the same memories, just not with this camera, my grandma used to have one of those that spits the picture automatically. Yeah! fun times.

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  4. @ Miss Lou: Si! Me pareció cool poner las dos juntas para comparar. Finalmente llegó.

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  5. Wow what a treasure Yadira. I'm actually beginning to love photography and I am starting to love vintage cameras too. And I agree, some words in the manual are just so funny! enjoy your new baby :)

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  6. @ Diane: That is so cool, if you ever get your own camera I'd love to see it. I loved the manual I had a good laugh with it.

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  7. Sweet camera score, Yadira! I too remember grandma letting us wave the polaroid around until the image developed. Hehe...those were fun times!

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  8. @ keyka lou: Fun times indeed Michelle! I'm in love with this camera.

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  9. How much did you pay for yours? I was looking on ebay, can't seem to find a good idea, prices range! What pieces do I need to make sure are included?

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  10. @ SrhSoda: I bidded on eBay for it and ended up paying $8 + S/H = $14 but that can vary, for my 215 I paid something around $35. Make sure you visit this shop: http://www.ebay.com/sch/filmphotographyproject/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 They are VERY good sellers and they know everything about these cameras. If you are going to buy from any other seller make sure that there is no corrosion in the battery compartment, anything else can be fixed if the price is good. I can tell you many things about these cameras but I think a comment will never be enough, please email me (irisy.riveraortiz (a) gmail.com) so I can answer these questions thoroughly.

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  11. I have a 330 land camera that an old college friend left with me. What film would you recommend?

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  12. @ Dan: All the Automatic Land Cameras 100 – 450 use the same films. They're being manufactured by Fujifilm, the numbers would be: fp 100-c for color and fp 3000b or fp 100-b for black and white. I hope that helps.

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