This Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera is in great physical condition and great working condition. The camera was film tested to makes sure it is in working order and it is. The viewfinder is clean and clear. Bellows are light tight. There are a few scuffs and scratches on the body but nothing bad considering its age. See pictures for condition.
Comes with a rechargeable battery and power adaptor.
The spring on the film door has been removed and you should not have jamming issues when using the Fuji pack film. Let me know if you have any questions about the jamming issue.
One thing you should know about the shutter and electronic eye on the pack film cameras. Push and hold the shutter button down until the shutter has opened and closed. If you are in low light area and you push the shutter quickly it will not stay open long enough and your image will be under exposed. You can play around with it without film in the pack to figure out how it works.
This camera uses Fuji Pack film FP-100C or FP-3000B and was tested using FP100C. The other shutter speeds have not been film tested but all seem accurate.
More information about this camera.
Polaroid 100-400 series
This series of Polaroid cameras, starting with the Automatic Land Camera 100 and finishing at the Automatic Land Camera 450, all share a common set of features:
- Folding bellows
- Automatic exposure, with an external 'Electric Eye' lightmeter beside the lens
- Designed for Polaroid 100-series Packfilm
There is a very large variety within this vast range of essentially similar folding Polaroid models. The best 'standard' models are the 100, 250, 350, and 450 variants of the line. These feature a coupled rangefinder designed by the German firm Zeiss Ikon, rigid metal bodies and 3 element glass lenses. Most other models, such as the 103, 220 or 430 have a much cheaper build quality and features including plastic lenses, rigid viewfinders, moulded plastic bodies and many lack a tripod socket.
All these cameras produce 7.2×9.5cm prints on Polaroid 100-series packfilm, and the more expensively produced models can be capable of very good results. Many accessories were made for these cameras including, but not limited to, portrait kits, close-up kits, and electric external flashes.
There are several main types of view and range finder used throughout the folding land camera series, the most common being a two-window split system (as featured on the Automatic 100) whereby the user first makes focus using a small window with a circular (or, more commonly, square) shifting ranged image, and then moves the eye to a larger non-parallax corrected viewfinder with marked frame-lines for composing the shot.
This type of viewfinder was on all the very early models in the series, and continued to be used on many of the mid- and low-tier models over the life cycle of the folding packfilm camera series. Both folding and non-folding models of this viewfinder type exist; the folding type is more common on early models with higher quality lenses.
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