A reprint from a 1999 issue of our eNewsletter. Enjoy!
Two Great Polaroid Cameras: One With A Very Special Use
The Polaroid Land Camera No. 250 (1967-69) is a product of the mid 1960s and features the W. German made ZEISS IKON Range & View Finder. The 250 also had the features of the Automatic 100; simple drop-in film pack, automatic electronic shutter, and three element lens.
The 250 was a metal bodied camera with hinged plastic cover, folding viewfinder, and black bellows. This camera utilized a flash bulb unit called a Flashgun (#268) and used type M-3 bulbs. You can expect to pay between $5-15 for this model.
SPECIAL USE CAMERA
Polaroid Big Shot Portrait Camera (1971-73) is used for portrait photography and was designed to be used at a distance of one meter from subject. The rangefinder's only job is to set the proper distance between subject and photographer.
It uses #108 Pack-film and X flash-cubes. X-cubes sit in socket behind large diffuser which is just above the lens. Fixed focus lens and single speed shutter with choice of f/stops for exposure control.
The design of this camera is very unique and has a book value of: $8-15 but has been known to sell for more.
COLLECTOR'S NOTE: This ones too unusual NOT to own.
Last Edit: Aug 18, 2013 11:58:07 GMT -5 by Ken Riley