See this site for an excellent overview of this camera from a very knowledgeable fan. I assume the flash would work with film - with this 20-30 year old film I assume the batteries aren't strong enough to fire the flash or maybe it was just not dark enough when I tried to fire it - but it did not fire despite my seeing the red light every time I clicked the flash button. I do not even know where this camera came from.
I think it was my Dad's, he does not recognize it but he's 75 and has some memory issues - he bought several high end cameras from the 1960s-1980's but he and my mom also went to countless auctions in the 1990's and he could have bought it there. I really only know that I found it in a box of cameras among his things and thought it looked especially cool, and so I looked it up. It had a film canister in it when I found it and apparently that has the batteries that power it so I don't know how it is still working - it HAS to be at least 20 years old - meaning it's been in the camera at least 20 years and very possibly 30+ years - yet not only is there no leaking corroded battery but somehow it is still powering the shutter.You can see from my videos the film canister INSIDE the camera. I have since removed it - because I can't believe it still works and did not leak, corrode, all the bad things old batteries do - but as it's SO old I don't want to run unnecessary risks and as it's about to be VERY COLD in New York but this camera could end up in a hot warehouse or going to a hot destination, and I can wrap the camera to help protect it from things like someone dropping the box but I can't do anything to protect it from temperatures fluctuating wildly, as they likely will en route, and that seems to me like a bad thing for old battery-film, so it's out of the camera. But will wrap it up and pack in separately, i.
Please note that the photos AND THE VIDEO are incorporated into this listing and considered part of the description. Yet, I'd say of the maybe 50 laptops I've bought in 20 years, less than 10 were as described but nearly all the Sellers were, I thought, honestly surprised when I complained. I was looking for cosmetically flawless Macs with no hardware issues I could not fix myself, but their view was this Mac is 10 years old what did you expect? I have bought very old Macs that looked brand new because lots of people treat them with kid gloves.Or you might really luck out and find a thing someone bought but never used. Maybe never even opened (I've never found that but some day).
That is a LONG aside, I know. But that 2010 MBP is a work of art that I just can't part with even though I bought it and upgraded it specifically to sell. I just can't afford to make that my top priority. So if no one buys it in a couple of weeks I will probably list it with a fairly high start price and see what happens. The problem is not which policy I choose but that some - not many, thankfully, but some - people are either really dumb or really dishonest.
I think she was just dumb, not dishonest, but when I sell pricier items like this camera, I always remember the blessedly rare but unpleasant times like that. That is why I ALWAYS say in all my listings please ask - I may not always be able to answer but I always respond. I'll even unpack it and take more photos, even videos, if you ask.
Polaroid SLR 680 Land Camera Vintage Original Box Fully Functional" is in sale since Tuesday, February 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras". The seller is "abefroman1999" and is located in Lynbrook, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay.