Polaroid J33

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The Polaroid Land Camera Model J33 is a Type-30 instant roll film camera made between 1961-1963 by Polaroid. Together with its technically almost identical big sister J66 (different film format, Type-40 roll film), the J33 was one of Polaroid's last cameras for instant roll film using the split image process. From 1963 on, with the introduction of model 100, Polaroid launched the pack film cameras, which reached their technical zenith with the famous SX-70 from 1972. The same Type-30 roll film fits into the J33 as well as into the 80 "Highlander" model. The image size is 2 1/2 "x 3 1/4" (6.4 x 8.3 cm), due to a white border the actual image is only 5.4 x 7.3 cm. The J33 "Electric Eye", however, had an automatic exposure control (1/15 s to 1/1000 s), which practically only allowed the use of type 37 roll film, which had the then incredible film speed of 3000 ASA.

The camera featured a built-in flash for flash bulbs, which required a battery. The simple meniscus lens does not promise high quality pictures.

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