Polaroid SX 70 24k gold-plated Land Camera Sonar Autofocus - Limited Edition

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The Polaroid SX 70 24k gold-plated Land Camera Sonar Autofocus Limited Edition was produced for Polaroid’s 40th anniversary in 1977. It was made as a gift to Polaroid employees. There were five hundred 24k gold-plated non-sonar Alpha 1 SX-70 cameras produced, but there is not a official number for the special sonar version.

There is not much information about the production of this camera. That's why this is one of the most difficult models to find and has become a legend by the mystique that surrounds it.

The SX-70 was the first instant SLR in history, and the first camera to use Polaroid's new integral print film, which developed automatically without the need for intervention from the photographer. This was revolutionary at the time, and a precursor to today's 600 and Spectra films.

As many consumers had difficulty focusing with their original SX-70s, Polaroid released an autofocus model of their folding SX-70 in 1978. The SX-70 Sonar OneStep utilized a new and very advanced sonar technology. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, a series of ultrasonic chirps is emitted from an electrostatic transducer located under a plate over the lens. These chirps travel to the subject and bounce back to the camera’s receiver, alerting the camera to the subject’s distance, and the lens is turned on a motor to focus accordingly.

NOTE: If you are planning to buy the camera, please contact us before your purchase. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE IT IF YOU HAVE NOT CONTACTED US BEFORE .

➳ Features:

· 4-element 116mm glass lens
· Manual or autofocus capabilities
· Minimum focal length of 10.4 inches
· Electronic shutter
· programmed automatic exposure

➳ Condition:

· Very good vintage condition, almost mint. The leather as normal marks from use and time (check the pictures to be sure).

REF: C20160202

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