POLAROID 440 Automatic Land Camera Working with AAA battery conversion - uses fujifilm fp3000B and FP100C

$59.99

This is a good working and looking Polaroid 440 Automatic Land Camera. Camera is in good cosmetic condition with normal signs of use and a few scuffs and scratches on the outer shell. The lens is clean and clear and scratch free. Split Screen Viewfinder works as it should and seems accurate, bellows are clean and light tight, and shutter works at both 75 and 3000 speed. Comes with a cold clip.

This camera has been converted to use 2 AAA batteries.

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 a low light area and you push the shutter quickly it will not stay open long enough and your image will be underexposed. You can play around with it without film in the pack to figure out how it works.

This camera also has a timer on the back of the film door that can put pressure on the plastic fuji film holder and cause jamming. If the film tabs start to rip, open the film door a tiny bit and continue pulling out the film. Opening the film door should release the tension.

This camera uses Fuji Pack film FP-100C or FP-3000B.


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' light meter 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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