As Warhol discovered, it does that perfectly because it was designed to work at a fixed focal length of forty-two inches. This combined with its simple components of a long plastic body, 220mm lens, single-speed mechanical shutter, and its fixed-focus rangefinder ensure that even amateur photographers get perfect shots every time. The light produced by flash cubes and the flash diffuser built into the front of the body means that light is almost identical for every shot, producing even, well lit portraits. (see the last three photos).
Warhol used this camera (not this exact one) for several years, shooting portraits of celebrities and other notables and those shots were then the basis for his series of big silk-screened portraits that have become coveted. It can still be used today with Fujifilm FP-100c and Magicubes (flash cubes) or original Polaroid 669 film, which all can be found in the aftermarket. Or perhaps the camera can be modified for other film types--- I don't know for sure.It's in Excellent Cosmetic condition---- still very Shiney, Super Clean--- just a few scuffs and the rubber foot on the back has broken off, as they all pretty much do (I'll include it if you want to attempt to fix it). Functionally, I don't know much about how it really works because I don't have any film, but it looks perfectly clean inside the film compartment.
The lens glass also looks beautifully Clean , the viewfinder is bright and clear except for some dust specs. Everything opens and latches as it should. The shutter works--- it only has one speed. It has not been fully tested, so I don't know how well it really works.
The box is in Very Nice condition as well, it's a little banged up but still nice and colorful. What you see is what you'll get--- please examine the photos. If you read all of the description you'll see I took the time to check out the item and give you an honest description. I've been a photographer for 30+ years and I know how cameras work and what to look for and can recognize when something is broken. But I can't "Bench Test" everything to factory specs, and understand every little bell and whistle.
Any significant defects that I know of are either pictured or described to the best of my knowledge and I try to be detailed and truthful, but I can't describe every every millimeter of it. As expected with age, a used vintage camera could be found with a nick or blemishes here and there or a few additional specs of dust inside that I failed to mention, particularly inside the viewfinder...
But they won't affect the photos and would hardly diminish it... Unless you expect everything to be 100% Perfect. Unless it's Brand New...
I can't guarantee that every single aspect may be Perfect... Especially when it's a 40+ year old item! And if it was brand new the price would be 50% higher.What you see is what you'll get and I package my items well, so it arrives in the same condition as shown. Let's make a deal. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras". The seller is "gplates" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.