Polaroid™ SX-70 Alpha 1


Product Specifications

• Restored Polaroid™ SX-70 camera
• Type: Folding SLR instant camera
• Lens: 4-element 116mm f/8 glass lens
• Minimum focus: 10.4 inches
• Aperture: Aperture range f/8 – f/90
• Shutter: Electronic variable speed/aperture shutter
• Focus: Manual via geared wheel
• Exposure times: Shutter speeds from >10 sec to 1/175
• Film: Uses Impossible Color and B/W SX-70 films

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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 restored SX-70 camera.

SX-70 Alpha 1The “Alpha 1” model is a later, mechanically refined model that Polaroid™ offered from 1977 onward to the end of SX-70 production. Internally and externally improved this is the camera we recommend to anyone interested in instant photography. In contrast to the Original SX-70, the Alpha 1 model has a convenient tripod socket as well as lugs to connect a neck strap. Internally there is a redesigned and more reliable circuit board, major mechanical changes from lessons learned over the original versions, and added fill flash ability.

Throughout the production of Alpha 1 models, Polaroid™ offered a few variations. Some are labled simply ‘Alpha’ while others are ‘Alpha 1 SE’ or even ‘Alpha 1 Model 2’. The variations, if any, are minor enough that we don’t make a distinction. You may receive any one of these above model names, but rest assured there is no photographic or mechanical differences.

What makes our SX-70s Unique?

LandCameras.com and our retail store, Rare Medium are unique as the Polaroids™ we love. Because of that 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. Here, we go the extra mile restoring your new camera. Like our legendary 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 take the step to remove old leather, and source new perfectly matched leather panels from a Japanese supplier, ensuring that your new camera is looking as good as it was in the 1970s. 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. We go the extra mile.

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Additional information

Weight 62 oz
Dimensions 7 x 6 x 5 in

Chrome Body / Tan Leather