Real old-school Polaroid photography at it's finest and totally affordable!
21 November 2012
Summary: I have been using and collecting instant cameras for many years. I have and use many different types, both Polaroid and the newer generation Fuji Instax cameras. I actually have reviews posted here on eBay on both Fuji Instax cameras and the Polaroid SX-70 SONAR. The main thing that sets this camera apart is the film format- a 3 1/4" X 4 1/4" print from a peel-apart type film.
Summary: Although this line is much newer than other fold-up Polaroids, it still uses cloth bellows and the wear of the bellows is directly related to usage more than age. I once purchased a Pro-Pack from the '90s and kept getting wierd double exposure. I eventually realized I had a tiny pinhole in the corner of one of the folds and it took forever to find.
Summary: If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive Polaroid camera that readily accepts current Fuji Instant film pack (FP-100/300 B&W and FP-100 Color) this is it. Best feature is the automated flash as well the use of AA batteries compared to the Land cameras with very difficult battery sizes or a modification required to fit AAs.
Nostalgia of Instant Film - Digital Doesn't Compare
9 July 2009
Summary: We have been a fan of Polaroid's 600 and Spectra series. Instant film is amazing and it is terrible that Polaroid stopped making film. Polaroid brand films are becoming difficult to obtain. Luckily there is Fuji. The Polaroid ProPack is a newer classic style land camera which still takes Fuji pack film (FP-100B, FP-100C, FP-3000B, etc). As long as Fuji doesn’t stop producing, I think Instant Film lovers have something to hold on to.
Summary: This camera is great for applications when you need a flash since flashcubes are now a thing of the past. It great to bring to parties. People love to smile for you! If you are considering this camera, I highly reccomend it.
Summary: It's a pretty straightforward camera. Overall, it's a great little setup with the attached flash and the timer on the back for tracking your film development times. It's not an SLR model, so that's the only thing really going against it (if you can consider that a strike against it). Lastly, it has a minimum focusing distance of approximately 3.5 feet. Otherwise, it folds up very nicely, the flash detaches.
Summary: The instant camera is one of the greatest inventions of mankind. Instant photography gets instant gratification with many smiles. People in general love to have an instant photo. Digital can't match the quality of such fascination. I use these cameras as well as sell them and teach with them. My enjoyment. Thanks for asking.
Summary: I am a photographic artist and there is nothing more satisfying than working with Polaroid images. Over the years I used many different Polaroid cameras, but once I got the Pro Pack I ended up using it most all the time. I taught a photography workshop to 5th graders using this camera which is a testament to how easy to use it is. While wandering the streets of Nepal I happened to have lost my old Pro Pack and knew that I had to have a replacement as soon as possible.