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Clever Device Updates Classic Polaroid Instant Camera For Today’s Photographers
By Dorothy Tan, 03 Jun 2016
If you love the vintage charm of Polaroid’s iconic instant cameras, but wants more control when you are using them, camera company Mint’s new model may be the perfect mix of the old and the new.
After restoring instant film cameras to working condition, Mint decided to design their own cameras—the result is a small but attractive collection of instant cameras that is made with the modern photographer in mind.
The newly launched SLR670-S features the innovative “Time Machine” add-on that lets users choose a shutter speed and ISO on a modified Polaroid SX-70 instant film camera.
However, the team at Mint is not just selling a factory-restored SX-70—it has actually redesigned the classic camera’s “flash socket to handle the signals from the Time Machine and added a new “electronic eye” for more accurate auto exposures”.
This means that owners of the original SX-70 could not simply purchase the Time Machine and attach it to the camera to enjoy the manual shutter speed functions.
Watch the video below to learn more about this new and improved Polaroid instant camera, which uses 600-series film from the Impossible Project and retails for US$675.
Fans of classic instant cameras may also want to check out Mint’s latest InstaFlex TL70 2.0, which its creators dubbed the “world’s first twin-lens-reflex instant camera”.
[via Digital Trends]
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