22nd September 2023

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Polaroid launches manual instant camera with its “sharpest lens ever”

Polaroid has launched its first instant camera to feature manual controls and is said to boast the firm’s sharpest lens to date. The Polaroid I-2 is billed as “the high-end camera for instant photography mastery” – comes with a suitably high-end price tag of $599.99 / £599.99.

The manufacturer has worked in partnership with Japanese optical engineers to create a three-lens system for super sharp shots. The optic in question is made from optical grade polycarbonate and acrylic, and even has an anti-reflective coating. The focal length is fixed at 98mm and boasts a maximum aperture of f/8. It also uses a 49mm filter thread, enabling creative filters to be attached (available at extra cost).