Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera

We haven't taken a look at a modobject recently. Without further ado, today I will show you the Polaroid SX-70.

In 1947 Edwin Land invented the Polaroid camera. Wonder of wonders, the photo processing took place inside the camera, producing a print just minutes after exposure.

In 1972, Polaroid introduced the SX-70, the first single lens reflex (SLR) Polaroid camera. The high-end consumer grade camera was wildly popular and highly sought after. Until Polaroid began phasing it out in 2006 the SX-70 retained an enthusiastic and loyal cult following of users.

Today, 36 years after its initial debut, the camera's sleek, yet complex, collapsible design is eye-catching and intriguing.

SX-70 Land Camera
Polaroid, 1972

When my youngest sister was born in 1984 my dad borrowed a Polaroid {from the library, if I remember correctly} to take pictures of her at the hospital. It wasn't long after that, when our family bought one of our own. Did you or your family have a Polaroid camera?