As soon as I picked it from the table the lady that was selling it told me that it still worked. So I opened it and discovered its gorgeous color combination. Then pressed the shutter to find out if everything sounded right and the flash was still working. I brought it home, cleaned it and started to research about it and its film. I found out, among other things, that this particular model was produced in 1988 and that Polaroid discontinued the production of the film around 2008. As I kept on searching I found out that there was another company producing 600 film for Polaroid instant cameras; Impossible Project.
I was thrilled when I found out about Impossible Project until I saw their prices. A pack with 8 exposures was almost $30 with shipping.
I decided I would buy the film anyways because I REALLY wanted to see if the camera was working and I was very curious about how the pictures would turn out, here is the result.
I enjoyed taking these pictures, they brought back those times when my grandma would bring all the family together for a Polaroid Picture. My favorite is the one in the middle, it has the soft colors and focus that is characteristic of Polaroid and is at a nice exposure level. I think the other 2 pictures are overexposed, even though I shot them all in the same way. I must say that, even though I liked my pictures, I'm a little disappointed with the quality of the film. I thought that for more than $3 a picture they would have taken better care in the production. I'm aware that they make the film very sensitive so you can manipulate lighting and colors, but some of the pictures show a hideous blot in their upper area that doesn't seem to be part of its charm.
Finding this treasure brought back memories of when I had my first instant camera, a Polaroid JoyCam. Since my interest in instant photography was renewed I started to research about other cameras for which film is easily available and found a really good one, but that's another post.
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