In an Instant

Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera and Retrospekt Box
The most recent addition to my Polaroid collection, lovingly refurbished by Retrospekt

I recently acquired this Polaroid SX-70 Land camera along with another Polaroid packfilm camera from my good pal Grant Hutchinson. I’ve owned a few of these previously — a broken white model, and one identical to this which I passed to a friend a couple years ago after I was very generously gifted a black SX-70 Sonar model from a friend at Polaroid.

This one from Grant sadly didn’t work and it wasn’t particularly obvious why. Luckily, there’s Retrospekt in Minneapolis who have a great service for thoroughly refurbishing vintage Polaroid gear (and more). After a few weeks it was, back — good as new — and now supporting 600 speed film without an ND filter.