Polaroid cameras, such as the 600 Land models, once were the only way to have a fully developed photo moments after you took it. While the advent of digital cameras have helped these become outdated, some people keep them for sentimental reasons. Not only are some of these cameras collector's items, but they still can be used effectively. So if you own a Polaroid 600 Land camera and are curious about how to use it, the first thing you're going to need is power. The good news is the battery for this camera is located in the film pack, so all you need to do is load the film and you'll be ready to shoot.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Remove the foil-packaged Polaroid film from its box and verify it is compatible with the 600 camera. The "600" should be visible on the front of the box, but if you are unsure, consult with the associate in the camera store upon purchase of the film.
Use your fingers to tear open the foil packaging and remove the film from the package. Be sure to grip the film by the plastic borders. Touching it anywhere else could damage the film.
Locate the film release button located on the left side of the viewfinder. This button will be clearly marked "Film."
Press the film release button, and the long rectangular film door will release from the bottom half of the Polaroid camera.
Insert the film pack into the film bay in the camera so that the top is facing up. The top of the film pack is the side with the all-black cover that is used to prevent the film from exposing in the light.
Close the film door, and the camera will electronically eject the black film cover. Now check the film counter on the top of the camera to verify that the film is properly loaded. If there is a number indicating the amount of pictures left in the pack, your Polaroid 600 is loaded and ready to go.
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