The Fairchild F-296 Oscillograph Camera was based on a Polaroid Land Camera Model 95 of 1957. Introduced in 1958, the Fairchild F-296 allowed to take photographs of cathode-ray tube oscillograph displays.
To ensure rigidity, the bellows of the Polaroid camera were surrounded by a protective frame, which fit onto a lens cone that covered the display. The camera took type 40-Series Land Picture Rollfilm (3 1/4" x 4 1/4")..
The camera was fitted with a specially designed Wollensak Oscillo-Anastigmat 75mm f/1.9 set in a Wollensak Alphax shutter. The lens was computed to take images of a convex oscilloscope and render them correctly on a flat film plane.
- ↑ Documented body serial numbers:
Fairchild sn #58-153 / Polaroid sn #BB03338 (Flickr);
- ↑ Landlist