Technostalgia

SX-70 Sunday

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The Polaroid SX-70 was a folding single lens camera which made by Polaroid Corporation from 1972-1981. This was the first of the Polaroid cameras that was truly ‘instant’, automatically spitting out the photo the way most of us think of when we think Polaroid! The earlier cameras required much more knowledgeable interaction to get the pictures out and developed without chemicals all over your hands. To showcase the awesomeness that was this new camera, Polaroid made a nice little infomercial, which you can find after the jump. Check out!

Video via the Green Box.

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  • OA5599

    Needs more James Garner and his "wife" Mariette Hartley.

    [youtube cZYuFofqbek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZYuFofqbek youtube]

    Little-known fact: before the invention of instant photography, you had to take your film to a lab for processing. They ALWAYS kept an extra copy of your pictures containing nudity.

    • chrystlubitshi

      having worked in stores with 1 hour photo labs. I can honestly say that they don't *always* keep a copy of nude pictures… just like… 90+% of the time… maybe 95+%… okay.. it was pretty much always… we had a photo album in the chemical room with the prints, also- name, phone number, and date developed.

      One of my favorite things that we did was to take pictures of one of my photo-lab working friends after an extended party night–we didn't write on him–but we did put random things (like glow in the dark squeaky toys, game controllers, etc.) on/around him/in his hands and then had him develop the roll of film a couple of days later. Surprise! you were passed out… gave him the double set of prints for fun.

      • windbuechse

        So in which eBay category does one search for the above-mentioned photo albums?

  • Michael Hiteshew

    I had one these. It took beautiful pictures. It was an amazing piece of technology for its time.

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