Long before one-hour processing and digital cameras blessed us with instant gratification in photographic form, there was the Polaroid — a creation so iconic, it’s become a generonym for instant analog photography.
Its true-blue classic model is the Land Camera 1000, named for Polaroid found- er and creator Edwin H. Land and better known as the OneStep. And to celebrate the brand’s 80th anniversary, it’s been revamped as the OneStep 2 i-Type, the first all-new release from the Polaroid Originals line.
A continuation of the Impossible Project, which seeks to keep Land’s vision and legacy alive, Polaroid Originals saw the distribution of one-of-a-kind refurbished vintage cameras that work like new, along with black and white and full-color film that until recently had been difficult to come by.
The OneStep 2 has all the nostalgic value of yesterday’s Land Camera — not to mention its original minimalist rain- bow design — with a modern touch: it’s simple, fuss-free, and ready right out of the box. Features include a built-in flash, a self-timer and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 60 days, making for the perfect on-the-go gadget for particularly sentimental folks who want something more tangible to remember a moment by.