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With what can i cover a polaroid flash

I just got a 600 polaroid, i think that it was built in 1991 and there is no option to disable the automatic flash, i was wondering with what can i cover the flash so that i'm able to take pictures at daylight

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The Polaroid 600 doesn't have an automatic flash. To use the flash, insert the flash bar into the flash socket. To turn off the flash, remove the flash bar. Refer to the manual.
If you have a different camera, please reply to this post and give the model number.

Posted on Feb 02, 2012


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History of polaroid 600 quality.

It's probably more an issue of how/where that one image was taken in relation to the others than it is an issue of the physical condition of that one photo.

Different lighting conditions can fool the in-camera light meter and cause a photo that is either too light or too dark, and this is probably that happened. Or, sometimes someone doesn't notice and their hand/finger is over the electric eye. Generally if an image is "bad", it'll be dark or non-existant on Polaroid cameras, because of the process they use.

Mar 14, 2010 | Polaroid 600 Film Camera

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Polaroid 600 Camera, won't take a picture.

How old is the film in it?

Polaroid film packs have a battery included (a polarpulse powercell, I think).

If its an old film, the battery can go flat and as far as I'm aware there's no way to get power in to it.

I would take the cartridge out, (effectively not use the last shot), try a new cartridge to see if its working properly, then send the old cartridge back to Polaroid, if you think its faulty.

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How long do polaroid cameras last - the old versions, eg 600

These cameras have the battery built in to the instant photo cartridge; every time a new cartridge is loaded the camera therefore gets a fresh battery as well.

Stored in cool, dry conditions the cameras will last a very long while. I've owned one since 1978 and last used it around 1983 but when I ran a film pack through it last year it worked perfectly.

The only thing which may cause a problem is if the grease on internal moving parts dries out, but there aren't many such parts, just a motor and very simple photo eject mechanism. Not like the myriad of tiny precision parts in a regular film camera which may jam under such circumstances.

In short, the most of the remaining Polaroid cameras should long outlast the availability of the instant photo packs which are no longer in production and which do not stay fresh forever.

Regarding the issue of "the light is not on when i open it" you'll need to state which exact model you're referring to and which light. The only one which I'm aware of was the flash ready light on the later models which had a built in flash forming part of the camera lens cover.

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Where is the battery for 600 camera located?

On a Polaroid 600 you won't find one: the 6v battery is built into the photo pack, so every time you load a photo pack you get a new battery.

Beware of old stock photo packs though unless they're *very* cheap; there's a significant risk that they won't be usable due to a dead battery.

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Camera operation


unfortunately i do not keep those dino's.
from memory:
some models will flash automatically,
some models will flash if the light is lifted up
some models have a switch and you should be able to find it if you look around carefully.

but my advice is, trash it as i suggested to other poster.
because you are spending good money after bad, and because

1). the DC prices are so cheap and you can get remarkable crispy sharp "instant" pictures than the "blurr" polariod's.
2). the polaroid films are so expensive and difficult to find, and usually they are not fresh anymore on the shelves, if you are lucky to find them.
3). the films only match certain models, not all
4). the battery built-in the film pack may go low (i have been working for a company which was its battery mftr).


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Polaroid 600 instant battery change

The batteries that power the 600 format cameras are in the film pack, not in the camera. When you insert a new film pack, you're installing new batteries at the same time. hope this helped

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