Originally posted by japillahan@Nov 19 2004, 01:49 AM
this rage(the one with the arabic sig i am thinking)
Hey, about the camera..
First off it's a Polaroid Land Camera Model 100.
One of the first Polaroid "Fold Out" Land cameras to be produced.
Many more models came after this one.
You're in luck, they still make film for it! It's decently priced at about .80 - .90 cents a photo. The film is Peel Apart Pack Film.
The size of the film is 3.25" x 4.25".
Brands you can look for are:
-= Fujifilm F-100C (Color film at ISO-100)
-= Polaroid 669 (Color film at ISO-80)
-= Polaroid 667 (B&W film at ISO-3000)
-= Polaroid 664 (B&W film at ISO-100)
They can come in packs of 10 or twin packs of 10.
You should be able to get film for it at any local Photo shop. I doubt any pharmacy or Mart chains will carry the film though.
You may need a battery, becuase most used cameras have dead or no batteries.
Check the door on the back left of the camera, open it. If there is a 4.5v long battery and it's not coroded (sp?) then you should be fine.
If not get a battery here
Manuals are hard to come buy, if it wasn't with the camera you might no find one..
There's a lot of info here:
More info from the web:
ALL Folding Pack Cameras (original style) have the following features in common:
-= Pull-out front standard with scissor strut design
-= Removable hinged plastic cover protects entire front of camera when camera is not in use.
-= Unit focus; focus is controlled by pushing on either side of a sliding arm located near the base of the bellows struts.
-= Shutter must be manually cocked; shutter release is on top of camera body.
-= Has PC socket for flash (Model 360 excepted); flashgun is clipped to the top of the camera.
Model 100 ("Automatic 100"):
Produced: 1963-1966 / Original Retail: $164.95
Estimated Production: Pattern Not Completely Determined (over 1,200,000)
-= Lens: 114mm f/8.8 3-element glass
-= Shutter: Electronic; 10 seconds - 1/1200
-= Separate window view/rangefinder assembly (has a hinged base-- flips up for use and is held in place with a magnetic catch-- folds down for storage and fits inside the camera's plastic cover)
-= Viewfinder has projected framelines and automatic parallax compensation.
-= Aperture-priority automatic exposure only
-= Has settings for film speeds of 75, 150, 300, and 3000 ASA.
-= Has "scene selector" switch which gives choice of two different aperture settings for each film speed setting; lens can be used at full aperture with 3000 ASA film.
-= Has exposure compensation dial with range of -1/+2 stops ("Lighten/Darken" control).
-= Has metal body and metal shutter/lens housing; has tripod socket
-= Leather carrying strap