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Polaroid Land Camera Model 80A in Box 1950's

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A beautiful camera for display or for the camera collector! This is the Polaroid Land Camera Model 80A. Includes the original box and three Polaroid print coater canisters (not sure if these print coaters were ever used. They are still wet and smell of chemicals). Also included: the user's manual, a "how to take pictures without flashbulbs" manual, and an insert on how to use 10-second film (type 32). Measures 7 1\/2" x 4 1\/2" x 2 1\/2" deep when closed. When open, the depth is 6". Note: Click on a pic to enlarge, then click on it a second time for a super-enlargement to see detail.

The camera is in excellent condition. The original owner was an avid amateur photographer and film maker and took wonderful care of his equipment. The camera appears to be fully functional, although without film, it cannot be tested. The bellows opens smoothly, the shutter clicks when it is pressed. The only condition issue worth even mentioning is on the inside of the camera when the compartment where the paper goes is opened up. There are a couple of rust spots, presumably from chemical (developer) residue. This cannot be seen at all if the camera is used for display, but I try to mention little things like this. It has a gray leather strap as a handle. This camera is very heavy!

Interesting facts:

#1. This camera is also known as the "highlander".
#2. The Polaroid 80A was the camera used by Mary Moorman to take the famous photograph of the JFK assasination. She captured the presidential limousine a fraction of a second after the fatal shot.
#3. Some photographers have successfully used 120 film in this camera, although I would only recommend this be tried by experienced photographers, as it appears to be a tedious process.

Camera Specifications (found via http:\/\/\/Moorman%20Camera.htm):

Production Years: 1957-1959 \/ Original Retail: $72.75
Estimated Production: 400,000 - 570,000

Lens: 100mm f8.8 3-element glass
Shutter: 2-speed everset rotary-leaf design; 1\/25 and 1\/100 plus Bulb
Exposure set by Light Value scale "Polaroid numbers"
Rigid viewfinder on top of camera
Scale focus by rotating lens front-element, no rangefinder.
Self-erecting bellows design

Polaroid Land Camera Model 80A in Box 1950's