3-D printed I-type Polaroid conversion kit. Cameras from Polaroids early days are wonderful looking, have some great lenses, and have held up remarkably well due to very good build quality. Some of the most popular were the 110, 120, 110, and 110b, sought after for their wonderful lenses.
Sadly, though, the film they were designed to use has not been made in decades. There has been a tradition of conversion of these cameras over to pack film, but now that option, too, is very limited.
This conversion kit that I have developed allows you to convert these classics to modern instant film such as I-type, sx-70, and 600 film. When the kit is fully installed you can use your existing viewfinder and rangefinder to focus, just like when it was new. It shares the graceful lines of the original camera, and it does not stick out on the sides or bottom. Install of this kit is a breeze, and(for you purists and collectors) it does not require ANY damage or permanent modification to the original camera. If you decide later to undo this kit, reversal is as easy as the original install.
Simple viewfinder versions like the 110 and 95. Remove the two hinge pins holding the original back on.
I use a push pin or finishing nail and tap lightly to reveal the end of the hinge pin, then grab it with a needle nose pliars. If it has the large plastic viewfinder on top, you can use bent metal like a thick paperclip or binder clip to start the hinge. L ay the original back aside or box it up for posterity. Screw together the two parts with the supplied screws.Locate the two chrome metal curved blades in the left hand cavity as you are looking at the back of the camera. Put the small t shaped plastic guard on the top blade directly under where the eject button will go on your new back. This provides support and shields the button from shorting out. P op the back on starting at the right hand back side.
Make sure to set the eject slider in place as you pop the right side in. Put the pin in place on the left side and weave the two zip ties through the new back and the hing pin.
Set the right side hinge pin by tapping it in place until it is flush with the side- it will fit very snug. Now tighten down the zip ties and cut off the excess. The front standard is set back the appropriate 10 mm with an offset spacer that is put in place. There are three to choose from.
Hold the spacer over the front standard to see which one matches up. Once you have found the right one, peel the double sided tape and stick it on. Now you are ready to use your camera!! I included batteries and batteries are installed.
The battery door will seem tight at first. I included a pack with bad pictures that you can practice ejection with. Extra instructions for more complex viewfinder(if needed). C omplex viewfinder cameras like the 110A and B can be a bit more tricky because you might have to remove the viewfinder to get the hinge pin out.
Try the binder clip first, but if that doesnt work then you will have to remove the viewfinder. There are 4 screws that hold the viewfinder on. One is in the front standard area.
The second is in the back under the viewfinder glass. The third is in the flash shoe.The fourth is the trickiest. It is in the right hinge area as you face the back, and you will need a skinny phillips screw driver to get to it. Once you have removed all four screws, rock the viewfinder so it is upside down.
This will keep the glass from falling out. I use this opportunity to clean the interior glass, but make sure you put all the glass back exactly where you found it. Now you can access that second hinge pin. Follow the instructions above to complete your installation.
Once you have converted your camera, you can get creative with the build. The addition of some acrylic paint or model paint can make them look more factory original! I sell mostly Polaroid cameras, shoot mostly analog, and love to hack things.
I have a blog called Lo-Fi and DIY com(lofianddiy). The item "COMPLETELY REVERSIBLE Polaroid 110-110B, 120 to Instant I-type conversion kit" is in sale since Tuesday, November 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras". The seller is "aaron7399" and is located in Nelsonville, Ohio.
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