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CatLABS Swordfish Manual Control Polaroid Pack Film Camera with 127mm Lens


*Special order item 1 week lead time*

Swordfish cameras are built on order, 1 week lead time.

This is a one of a kind, custom built camera. Full manual conversion of a folding Polaroid land camera, created by the Polaroid team at CatLABS.

This camera started out as a high-end, all metal Polaroid 360 camera, equipped with a Zeiss Ikon rangefinder/view finder unit, a super cool ergonomic grip and a tripod socket. All electronics have been removed from this camera and it is now fully manual. Fully tested with film, this camera makes great pictures with wonderful sharpness and color rendition.

Use this camera with the readily available FP100c (color) instant peel apart film from Fuji, or use some vintage expired Polaroid film.

Use the shutter release lever on the shutter or use your favorite cable release.

Electronic timer has been disabled.

Bellows is in good, light-tight condition.

Rollers are clean.

Original leather strap in good shape.

This camera features a super sharp Mamiya P 127mm F4.7 lens in a Press shutter.

The rangefinder has been adjusted to accommodate the 127mm lens and is spot on, even at portrait distances. For best results at farther focusing distances, shooting at F8 or higher is recommended. When shooting landscapes at infinity, use the distance scale on the focus rack (or simply slide all the way in).

Get all the benefits of a full manual control field camera, coupled with compactness and the ease of using a light-weight folding land camera.