National Geographic : 1966 Apr
How to explain to your wife why you went and bought the most expensive automatic Polaroid Color Pack Camera there is, when you could have gotten one that makes pictures just as good and just as fast for less than half the price, big shot. Start by telling her about the transistorized shutter that lets you shoot black and white pictures without flash in a dimly lit room and get perfect time exposures au tomatically. (You could go into the kids' room at night, for instance, and get pictures of them asleep, with only the night-light on.) Tell her you'll be able to take beautiful close-ups, too, maybe even win a prize or something, be cause you can use the close-up and portrait attachments with this camera. Tell her sure, the economy mod el will give you color prints in 60 seconds. But this camera has a triplet lens. Two exposure ranges for color, two for black and white. A superimposed-image, coupled rangefinder. That should get her. Especially if you say it very fast. Tell her it's like mink vs. musk rat. Let her stroke the beautiful brushed chrome, the supple leath er strap. If she still hasn't softened, start taking pictures. That should do it.