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Polaroid TLR Prototype

11/07/2012 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

This is a project of mine that has yet to be named. All told, it is a twin lens reflex camera that shoots Polaroid film. Full specs and photos from the camera can be found on my Flickr: [

My third serious camera build. This is the result of about two months of design and fabrication.


Type: Twin lens reflex
Lenses: Mamiya-Sekor 105mm f/3.5 Chrome, pulled from C-series lens pair
Optics: Aluminized front-surface mirror, Ultra-Fine ground glass (Steve Hopf! []), Ebay fresnel screen
Media: 4.25" x 3.5" Instant Film
Focusing: Nylon rack and pinion, on stainless shoulder screws
Material: Laser cut birch plywood (Rich Gunderson! [])
Finish: Minwax Polyurethane (exterior); Tamiya XF-01 (interior flocking)
Dimensions: 8.25" H x 5" W x 5.75" D (Including Polaroid back ,excluding protrusions)

Polaroid TLR Project
**Note that this is only a prototype! Some features will likely be changed, and the quality of the finished product is likely to be much, much better. It's also collected some dirt and wear from being lugged around everywhere.


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