Normally your camera can focus only as close as 3 1/2 feet. With this “Goggles” and “Lens” kit your camera can focus on subjects as close as 19 inches. The Portrait kit is great for head and torso shots with your folding pack film camera. This kit will allow you to be 19″ away from your subject, and up to 42″ at its maximum focus distance. The normal closest distance without this kit is 42″.
There are several different model numbers for Portrait Kits, but they mainly only differ in the type of ‘goggles’ included (Polaroid RF or Zeiss RF) and which flash diffuser(s) is/are included. Therefore, you may find a given Portrait kit is perfectly usable with your camera even though it isn’t specifically listed as one of the models intended for it. To make things even more confusing, the later versions of these Kits were sold as ‘combined’ models (with, say, all of the possible flash diffusers) and labeled with all of the different accessory numbers which they replaced.
None of the Kits will work with low-end models having a two-element plastic lenses. Also, none of the Kits are intended for use with the lower-end triplet-lensed models that have a non-folding RF/viewfinder. The lens will fit on the camera, but the goggles won’t fit over the rangefinder. If you are unsure, goto our Land Cameras Accessories section and choose your camera model from FILTER BY CAMERA drop-down on the left.