Note: There are very limited supplies of this product which is expected to ship in early August. Orders will be sent on a first-come first-serve basis.
Most photographer's are generally in agreement that the Polaroid SX-70 as designed by Dr. Edwin Land is one of the classic cameras of all time. Not only does it produce beautifully atmospheric instant photographs but this mechanical marvel is housed in one of the most sexiest designs of the 20th Century.
So what can we do with a camera which has already reached such lofty levels? Well being a child of the sixties is all well and groovy but it does mean that technology has advanced and we may wish to combine the best of the old and the new. This brand new Polaroid SLR670m with Time Machine add-on attempts to do just that. Here's a breakdown of the new camera:
The SLR670m is based on a modified SX70 Alpha Model One camera. There have been some modifications made to the internals to allow the addition of manual shutter speed control.
When it comes to the lens if it ain't broke don't fix it. Utilising the same classic SX70 original lens at a fixed aperture of f/8 it still features the original split level manual focus for critical adjustment. The exposure dial is still available for use when the Time Machine is removed. Super close focus is still available for those very personal/macro shots.
The Time machine is really the heart of this brand new package. Previously photographers were constrained to what the SX70 camera decided what was the correct exposure regardless of the creative intention of the user. Now however full control has been given back to the photographer with speeds from 1/2000s for shot freezing to one second exposures. Add to that two very exciting exposure modes of B (Bulb) and T (Time) mode. Bulb modes opens the shutter for as long as the shutter button is pressed while Time mode opens the shutter with the first press and closes it with the second. Now you can truly create some amazing slow shutter and long exposure images. Finally a final mode of OFF allows the camera to be played with without accidental shooting and wasting of precious film.
A few different packages are available for the SLR670m with Time Machine.
Basic Package - The SLR670m with Time Machine.
Starter Package - The SLR670m with Time Machine + 1 Pack ISO 100 Film + 1 Pack ISO 600 Film.
Ultimate Package - The SLR670m with Time Machine + 1 Pack ISO 100 Film + 1 Pack ISO 600 Film + Polaroid Case