Lomopedia: Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 100

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Iconic in its own right, the Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 100 ushered the era of Polaroid’s 100-series instant pack film.

Photo by Tim Williams via Flickr

Produced from 1963 until 1966, the Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 100 is the first model in the 100-400 folding rangefinder series made by the Polaroid Corporation. It is the first mass-produced camera to feature an electronic shutter, and it is also the first Polaroid camera to use pack film.

Technical Specifications:

  • Lens: 3-element glass lens (114mm, f/8.8)
  • Shutter: Electronic; 10 seconds – 1/1200
  • Viewfinder: Projected framelines and automatic parallax compensation
  • Separate window view/rangefinder assembly
  • Aperture-priority automatic exposure only
  • Settings for film speeds of 75, 150, 300, and 3000 ASA.
  • “Scene selector” switch which gives choice of two different aperture settings for each film speed setting; lens can be used at full aperture with 3000 ASA film.
  • Exposure compensation dial with range of -1/+2 stops (“Lighten/Darken” control).
  • Metal body and metal shutter/lens housing
  • Tripod socket
  • Leather carrying strap
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Visit The Land List, Camerapedia and camera-wiki.org for more information.

written by geegraphy on 2013-05-19 in #reviews

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