Polaroid SX-70 OneStep: Instant Rainbow Fun


The SX-70 OneStep, also known as the Polaroid 1000 and commonly referred to as the rainbow model, is the original SX-70 folding SLR baby sister. With a fixed aperture and focus, all you have to do is frame your subject, shoot, and instantly enjoy your picture!

The SX-70 OneStep was first released in 1978, and it was designed for the amateur photographer. It takes SX-70 film (pretty obvious) but it can also take 600 film with a Neutral Density filter to avoid overexposed pictures since the SX-70 films are rated ISO100-150 and 600 film is rated ISO 640.

Some types of film the SX-70 can take
Taken with 779 type film (ISO 640) and an improvised ND filter

Now some specs:

  • Electronic shutter
  • Exposure compensation dial around electric eye
  • Flashbar socket for flash
  • Rigid plastic body
  • Single-element 103mm f/14.6 lens

The camera and the lens are made out of plastic but don’t be fooled, it’s very resistant. It also has an exposure compensation dial wich I recommend to set to it’s darkest when shooting outdoors on a bright sunny day even if you are using a ND filter.

Taken without the ND filter in a cloudy day

Regarding to accesories, the camera comes with an integrated strap so you won’t need to buy any and it has a socket for either a flashbulb or a battery flash.

Polaroid’s original film is not that hard to find even when the company stopped producing it in 2008, they are all expired and you can get unexpected results but you can also buy film for your SX-70 at the Impossible Project website, it’s a little pricey but trust me, the feeling when you hear the noise of your camera ejecting the picture and the excitment of waiting for it to develop itself infront of your eyes will be worth every penny you invested!

With it’s beautiful vintage look this over 30 years old camera still got it!

written by juliaperalta89 on 2012-04-30 #gear #review #instant #rainbow #polaroid #sx-70 #land-camera #sx70 #one-step

One Comment

  1. ekeupratama
    ekeupratama ·

    I saw the other model that green button an it's wriiten 1000 instead onestep.
    is there any difference?

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