Impossible Polaroid SLR 680 Instant Film Camera

Impossible Polaroid SLR 680 Instant Film Camera

Impossible Polaroid SLR 680 Instant Film Camera

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Impossible Polaroid SLR 680 Instant Film Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Accepts 600-Type Instant Film
  • Folding SLR Design
  • Sonar-Type Autofocus
  • Manual Focus Control
  • Built-In Auto Flash with Manual Override
  • Powered by Film-Integrated Battery
  • Lighten/Darken Exposure Slider
  • Strap Lugs and Tripod Mount
  • Fitted with Frog Tongue
  • Refurbished by Impossible
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Impossible PRD0603 overview

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Borrowing design elements from the famed SX-70, but modified for use with 600-type instant film, this Polaroid SLR 680 is an advanced instant film camera that has been carefully refurbished by Impossible. Distinguished by its folding SLR design, this camera sports a compact form factor that is equally functional due to the ability to compose and focus through the lens. Manual focus control is supported down to 11.8" and Sonar-type autofocus is also available. The camera also features a built-in automatic flash with manual override control, an exposure compensation 'lighten/darken' wheel, and a tripod mount on the base for making steady long exposures.

Each pack of instant film contains a built-in, single use battery to power both the camera and flash. This system allows for smart energy use and quick recharge times, and the flash will automatically recharge when you load film into the camera, press the shutter halfway down, take a picture, or open the camera. This refurbished model is fitted with a new Frog Tongue from Impossible, which ensures consistent and accurate developing after each shot by shielding the film from light when it is expelled from the camera.

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Impossible Polaroid SLR 680 Instant Film Camera
  • Frog Tongue
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Impossible PRD0603 specs

    Film Format 600-type instant film
    3.5 x 4.2" / 8.8 x 10.7 cm film size
    3.1 x 3.1" / 7.9 x 7.9 cm image area
    Lens Not specified by manufacturer
    Focus Manual or Sonar-type autofocus
    11.8" / 30 cm to infinity
    Shutter Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Flash Yes; automatic with manual override
    Power Source Powered by batteries in film packs
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 6.6 x 3.2"

    Impossible PRD0603 reviews

    Polaroid SLR 680 Instant Film Camera is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Camera Polaroid Ever Made This camera is great for anyone who is serious about instant photography. I find I am really poor at composing shots unless I can see exactly what my camera is seeing, so I really need an SLR camera. The sonar focus was super once upon a time, back in the days of Polaroid 600 film, but in my experience, it drains the battery on Polaroid Originals film before I get all 8 shots out, so I try not to rely on it anymore. The flash is nice to have if I need it, but I almost never use it for the photography I do. It is a bit of an unwieldy size and it certainly feels delicate. Treat it nicely, though, and you'll get gorgeous pictures for your trouble. If you're not sure if you should get this camera or an SX-70, consider that SX-70's are a little more compact, and you can get flash units for them now. The two cameras have the same lens specs. If you really want the sonar auto focus and are willing to throw away about three shots per pack of film, then this camera is for you. All in all, given the current state of instant photography film, I can't recommend this camera over the SX-70, but it is a classic and if you can get it for about the same price as an SX-70, I highly recommend it! I'll be shooting with mine forever.
    Date published: 2018-07-18
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