The Polariod Square Shooter 2 is another great Land Camera in my small collection of vintage gadgets. I picked this one up about a year ago for a dollar. Since then, it has sat on my bookshelf, where it serves as a bookend with various other Land Cameras.
According to Camerapedia, it was originally produced between 1971 and 1972. The Square Shooter was a Ridged Plastic Bodied, Packfilm Type 80 instant camera. Although similar to the Colorpack II, the Square Shooter was considered more advanced and that was reflected in the retail price of $34.95 as opposed to the Colorpack II’s retail price of $29.95.
The Square Shooter featured:
- A built in socket for Hi-Power flashcubes, a “Focused Flash” system.
- Triangulation distance finder.
- Exsposure system designed only for 75 ASA films.
- Typically they also featured the adjustable front cell focusing lens with distance scaling marked on the lens ring.
- “Everset” shutter that did not need recocking.
Sources: camerapedia.wikia.com. For more information about decorating with vintage cameras, check out my piece on incorporating vintage cameras into a modern living space. To check out other features on vintage cameras, click here.