The Polaroid Automatic 100 - This was my first instant camera. Actually this is the very camera used to take many of my baby pictures as it came into my family about the same time I did. To me, this is the classic Polaroid Pull and Peel pack film camera. Film is still readily available to these cameras in the form of Fujifilm FP-100c Color and FP-3000b Black and White. The original Polaroid Type 108 Color Film used in this camera was ISO 75 so you do have to make a minor adjustment for the slight faster Fujifilm FP-100c ISO 100 film.
|Image source www.dianacamera.com Kai Yamada|
Instant Options, as well as a videos of the process on YouTube here and here. The battery holders demonstrated vary, but these are good starting points. To the left you can see my completed conversion with the battery holder mounted outside of the camera with velcro.
Mission accomplished, a new life for an old camera.
Polaroid Automatic 100 Specification
Lens: 114mm f/8.8 3-element glass
Shutter: Electronic; 10 seconds - 1/1200
Separate window view/rangefinder assembly (has a hinged base-- flips up for use and is held in place with a magnetic catch-- folds down for storage and fits inside the camera's plastic cover)
Viewfinder: Projected framelines and automatic parallax compensation.
Exposure Control: Aperture-priority automatic only
Film speeds: 75, 150, 300, and 3000 ASA.
Exposure compensation: Dial with range of -1/+2 stops
Construction: Metal Body and metal shutter/lens housing; has tripod socket