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May 20

Modern Photography, Polaroids, instamatics and Super 8

Advertising for Instamatic, Polaroids and Super 8 cameras at Grant's in San Luis Obispo October, 30 1968.

Advertising for Instamatic, Polaroids and Super 8 cameras at Grant’s in San Luis Obispo October, 30 1968.

How can you make photography any easier than this?
One camera makes instant prints. An electric eye, electronic shutter and image-sizer with viewfinder frame. Not sure what any of that does but it sure sounds cool, especially when you put it in the Professional-type carrying case.
Another costs less and loads easily with flash cubes and film cartridges. Small enough to pack for easy traveling.
Home movies? Just $154 to get a Bell & Howell Super 6 movie camera and projector with forward, reverse, still and rapid-rewind (400′ reel sold separately.)
Stop the technology train, I’m ready to get off.
Except now cell phones can do all these tasks in a smaller package and they make phone calls. OK a cell phone can’t make a print, but you can send the images to a printer pretty easily.
And a bunch of other stuff.
But if you really want one of these antiques they can be found at estate sales.
Buy now while savings are greatest.

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