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Polaroid 600 FF
Member Name: thatkatygirl
Polaroid 600 FF
Advantages: Easy to use, instant printed photographs.
Disadvantages: Hard to find, film is mostly out of date.
I had always dreamed of having a polaroid camera, but they had become hard to get hold of, and the films for them were even harder to get my hands on. On my birthday one year I was given this as a present and was very excited to use it!
Compared to your average point and shoot camera, this polaroid is rather large in size, it is probably around triple the size. It is not easy to carry around like most are these days, but I find that polaroids are more for special occasions or very special moments that you want to capture anyway, not for everyday use.
The lens and flash of the camera lift up from the main part and click into place before you can use it. There is a viewfinder at the back of this part, which is easily accessible. To take a picture you simply have to press the button on the top, and you will hear a noise as it takes the photograph and pushes the film out of the flap in the front. A couple of minutes later and the photograph should be fully developed on the film and ready to be stuck in your photo album!
For picture quality, polaroids are no longer the best option. The film is no longer being made, so the film that does exist and is being sold is likely to be very old. The pack that I got was just about out of date, which made for varying picture quality. Some were very light and you were unable to really see the photographs subject. But if your film is within date and good quality you may get better results.
If you can get your hands on this camera, or any of the original polaroid snappers, I would definitely recommend it. Modern day printed photographs are nothing like having your very own collection of special polaroid photographs. Your best bet for finding one is probably an auction site like ebay.
Summary: A great camera although picture quality isn't brilliant.
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