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What is the age and value of a Polaroid 800 Land camera?

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2010-12-04 03:06:00
2010-12-04 03:06:00

A collector can pick up an old 800 in working condition for $3 to near-mint for $40.

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The 800 was a roll film model made from 1957-1962. Film is no longer available and the value is virtually nil, even though many of these can be found in mint condition. IMHO, these were marvels of engineering and manufacturing that were too expensive and complex for the average picture taker to handle. The lure of instant photography sold many of these cameras but the realities of operation relegated many to the back of the closet. FWIW, I believe these were similar to the Model 150 but had a lifetime guarantee that probably died with the company.

Some people have experimented with converting the old 800s for use with 120 roll film (also becoming expensive) with acceptable, but not stellar, results. Most of these cameras remain unsold at auction.

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The Polaroid 150 Land camera is not popular with collectors. You can buy a working camera in good condition for $1-10, or a kit complete with carrying case, accessories and manuals for $15-$20.Other InformationPolaroid manufactured approximately 400,000 150 Land cameras between 1957 and 1960. This was the precursor to the old Polaroid 800, and featured a coupled rangefinder and parallax-correcting viewfinder. The 150 was a decent amateur camera for its day, but the film was discontinued in 1980. Some people have had success converting these units to accept standard 120 roll film, but the conversion destroys any collector value the camera may someday have.

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A collector can pick up an old 800 in working condition for $3 to near-mint for $40.More InformationThis model was manufactured from 1957-1962.It originally retailed for $126, so it was quite high-end in its day.Model 800 of the Land series featured a polished steel body with gray textured covering. There is a double-window viewfinder/rangefinder on top of the camera and a focus knob on the camera bed. An adjustable leather strap graces the side of the camera. Quite large in size: with the camera open and standing upright, it measures approximately 5 3/4"w by 10"h by 7 1/2"d. In the closed position, it measures approximately 10"w by 5 3/4"h by 2"d.The film for this camera was discontinued in 1992, but some people have experimented with converting the old 800s for use with standard 120 roll film (also becoming expensive) with acceptable results. Most of these cameras remain unsold at auction.[December 2010]

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