This camera looks great from any angle. And it takes AWESOME instant photos. This is the Holy Grail, a beautiful Model 2 produced late in the series so it contains all the Alpha 1 improvements. Lugs to connect the INCLUDED original Polaroid strap.
A Tripod mount built in. And the new improved shutter that allows fill flash, greatly expanding the camera's ability to take shots assisted by flash.This gives more predictable results. You can find out for yourself, it INCLUDES a full flashbar, ready to go and in the case! And as an added plus, it has BRAND NEW CORRECT COLOR LEATHER! The camera was skillfully relieved of the atrocious "Porvair" covering. This takes hours as the stuff turns into a vile mess when removing.
After complete removal and cleaning, the camera received silicone lube on moving parts, reassembly, and then a brand new set of leather skins. This leather will last DECADES, unlike the synthetic Porvair which has made most of these white beauties look like garbage.
It is DARK BROWN leather, the proper color. Some restorers get lazy and use the tan color leather meant for earlier cameras, this one is the DARK BROWN these cameras were meant to have. And with that wonderful smell of fresh hides, like jumping in a new luxury car. The camera is in generally very good shape.The biggest "minus" is that the film door got cracked on the front edge. It has been repaired with a tiny dab of epoxy, hardly noticeable yet very strong.
On the outside, all you can see is a small crack. This does not affect the function of the camera and the door is very sturdy now. Film ejects cleanly and quickly, as designed. The bellows around the viewfinder have scratches on front face. I believe these can be replaced easily.
The leather case is in pretty good shape but has a crack in the hinge area and some stitches have come out here and there, it is not perfect but still works well and looks pretty good. The Focus wheel turns smoothly, as does exposure compensation. Please see photos for complete idea of appearance and condition. It was film tested and the pictures came out GREAT, as you can see.I suggest that you use this with the Mint Flashbar or one of the old electronic flashes from the period. But when you need HIGH POWER from a small device, the old Flashbar can't be beat. Makes the Mint thing seem like a small flashlight, and goes much further indoors. POLAROID SX-70 MODEL 2 ALPHA 1 in white with fresh Dark Brown leather. Polaroid original SX-70 Alpha strap. Fresh Flashbar with 10 flashes. All items are in the photos, please examine carefully for full idea of condition. Camera guaranteed functional on arrival, keep in mind it is 40+ years old and will need your tender care to continue functioning perfectly as it does now. The item "Alpha 1 Model 2 POLAROID SX-70 Instant Film LAND CAMERA fresh leather, case" is in sale since Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras". The seller is "the_lomographer" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.