Polaroid 180 Professional Instant Manual Land Camera. This camera is in working and good cosmetic condition and has been fully tested with Fuji FP-100C Color Film. You will not find another 180 that has been thoroughly checked out.
The lens is in excellent condition with no fungus, smudge marks but it does have a little dust. There is only one issue with this camera, but it does not affect its operation. These Polaroid 180 cameras have what is called a double light lock.
When you press the shutter button the first light lock or leaf opens, than the leaf shutter fires. I do not know why they were designed this way. But the first light lock does not fully close. This really does not affect anything.
I replaced the old sagging inferior Japanese made bellows with an US made one from a 250 camera. You will not have any problems later unlike the original one that separates and sags over time.This 180 was missing its camera strap. I installed an excellent condition original leather one. The "X" Sync works for electronic flash and the "M" sync for flashbulbs also works. The "V" mode (self-timer) is also working on this camera. The shutter on this 180 works at all speeds, rare as most stick or are slow at the speeds under 1/30 of a second.
This 180 was also tested with and an electronic flash to make sure the PC Socket works. The Zeiss view/range finder is clear and the rangefinder is dead accurate and properly aligned. This 180 has all the metal trim pieces.
Inside the rollers are clean and there is a little rust on the roller bracket. Lens: 114mm, f/4.5, 4 Element Tominon Tessar type. Shutter: Seikosha leaf shutter, 1 - 1/500 sec uses EV system. Flash: M and X sync.
Built-in self-timer ("V" setting on flash sync lever). Manual exposure with f stop from 4.5 to 90. See the last picture to see 2 color pictures. Fuji FP-100C film that I took using this camera.Camera is super clean and ready to take pictures. Why take a chance on an un-tested camera that may or may not work. It sure is fun using these old Polaroid Cameras!
Please check my other auctions for more Polaroid's and accessories. What to expect when purchasing a Polaroid camera from me. The camera is thoroughly checked to be sure everything functions as it should. The camera is thoroughly cleaned inside and out with a disinfectant wipe. Optics and viewfinders are cleaned and checked for any fungus or misalignment.
The camera is either converted to my AAA battery converter with fresh Alkaline batteries, or a new stock battery or batteries are installed. I test the camera with fresh Fuji FP-100C color film to check the exposure control and to make sure it focuses at the closest distance and also infinity. The 2 pictures you see are the results and are included with the camera.I disclose any defects, if any with the camera, usually in bold print. I tell you what the exposure control needs to be set to get great pictures. When I have more than one of the same model for sale, the higher price cameras are usually in better cosmetic condition. Any camera that does not come with a manual, you can usually download one for free in PDF form from orphancameras. International buyers, I will not mark the item as a gift or lower the declared amount as it is against federal law. This is out of my control, if you do not like it complain to your countries government. South America, Italy, Spain and Singapore.
All items are as described. Thank you and good luck! The item "Polaroid 180 Professional Manual Camera, Shutter Works all speeds, Film TESTED" is in sale since Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras". The seller is "dstarr2112" and is located in Katy, Texas.
This item can be shipped worldwide.