National Geographic : 1967 Oct
POLAROID® Trouble is,the best things in life are either illegal,immoral or fattening or cost $160. Is it worth it, this magnificent instrument? After all, even theunder-$50nodelofthePolaroid Color Pack Camera gives you beautiful color pictures in 60 seconds. The question is, how much do you care about things like a superb Zeiss Ikon single-window range- and viewfinder that automatically corrects for parallax and field size? A transistorized shutter that lets you make black-and-white pictures indoors without flash and even make perfect time exposures up to 10 seconds automatically? A sharp triplet lens? 2 exposure ranges for color, 2 for black and white? Beautiful portraits and close-ups? (There are special Polaroid camera accessories you can buy.) But there is that $160 to think about. Well, at least it isn't illegal, immoral, et cetera. Maybe just the littlest bit self-indulgent . ?