For many, the very mention of Polaroid might conjure up antiquity and obsolescence. But thanks to the fateful meeting of André Bosman and Florian Kaps in June 2008, analog instant photography — as well as the Polaroid brand — is alive and kicking. The Impossible Project is part of a recent movement to save analog from extinction through the release of various, brand new and unique instant films, along with cameras like these refurbished vintage Polaroid cameras for 2013. Showcasing models produced in the ’80s and ’90s, the throwback cameras sport features like electronic shutters, flash unit sockets and ports for a remote shutter release, in addition to 4-element 116mm f/8 glass lenses and leather or rainbow accents that add to the cameras’ distinctively retro feel. Not that they’re meant to be museum pieces; each camera is compatible with 600 or SX-70 type films and come carefully tested and restored for long-term use.
Look for our selection of Impossible’s refurbished vintage Polaroid cameras now at our online store.