The Polaroid™ SX-70 camera, classic, and one of a kind. This is Polaroid’s™ first and ultimate camera to use with new Impossible Project films. This kit contains a truly refurbished SX-70 camera.
The “Original Model SX-70” is a bit of a misleading name. Polaroid™ made this camera all throughout the 1970s, and made incremental upgrades to it. In fact, by the end of production the Original Model was nearly identical internally to the Alpha and Model 2 versions. When we restore your new SX-70, we take great pains to give you the latest and most updated parts. We will not put the original shutter design on our cameras. All Original SX-70s have a newer Alpha 1/Model 2 shutter. It is more reliable and durable. Further, the internals of your SX-70 will have as many improvements as possible to match the other models. We stand behind our camera, because we know what goes into it from inside out.
One question we get often is what will be the difference between the photos of an Alpha and Original model. Nothing, they are the same camera internally.
What makes our SX-70s Unique?
LandCameras.com and our retail store, Rare Medium, are unique as the Polaroids™ we love. Because of the relationship with the cameras we love, we go the extra mile. Other outlets offer SX-70 cameras that are “refurbished”. This means they purchase the cameras from eBay, clean the dirt from the external surfaces, and lubricate the external gears, and that is refurbished. Here, we go the extra mile restoring your new camera. Like our Land Cameras, we completely disassemble and meticulously restore our SX-70s. Polaroid™ designed the SX-70 to be only disassembled when the leather panels are removed. We remove old leather, giving access to all the internal workings of the camera. Test, adjust and retest, ensuring that your new camera is working as good as can be. To restore the SX-70, we test all internal electronics, shutter operation, clean all the internal lens surfaces and lubricate all the internal gears and motor. Finally, we finish the outside with brand new leather panels and coat it with protectant so your new camera will last another 30 years.
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