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Polaroid Miniportrait 403 Studio Express— instant film

€35  / week
€100 deposit

The Polaroid Studio Express (1997-2002)
is, well, a passport camera.  It has 4 lenses, that either capture 4 identical shots, or you can trigger them one by one in succession to get 4 different poses / shots.

Although not commonly found in smaller photography shops anymore, this used to be the workhorse for legally required portraits for passports, ID’s and other official renditions of mugs all over the world.

Today, it’s fun to play around with. Best used on a tripod in a studio environment or your living room (you need around 2 meters to set it up) as its depends on sonar to get focusing done. It comes with a built-in flash that can be directed straight at the subject, up at the ceiling, or in between. It is possible to shoot it with external strobes or in broad daylight for some creative shots. 

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this kit contains

Polaroid Studio Express System
2 Polaroid film backs with darkslides

How it works

Each item in our catalog below represents one camera or kit rental for one week.
1. Click the “rent this kit” button to send us an email.
2. Specify the desired kit and the rental period of your choice (one day, 7 days or 14 days) and let us know if you need film or processing.
3. Choose either Antwerp or Brussels as pickup and return location (you may choose to return the kit  and drop your film at our lab partner in Brussels, see film & processing.

4. Receive our confirmation and payment instructions for your kit / period. Transfer us the amount (rental fee + deposit) one day before your rental period. Alternatively, you may choose to only make the deposit and pay the rental fee using the bancontact app on pickup. We don’t accept other payment methods at this time, but we will have a credit card option soon.

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