The Polaroid One600 Classic Instant Camera was, and still is a favorite of many photographers, both professional and amateur. This is due to the fact that, apart from being able to produce pictures in an instant, is also durable, and works well under most weather conditions. The pictures it produces are sharp and clear, as long as it is kept warm and dry, just like most Polaroid cameras.
Edwin Land, an American scientist, and the founder of the Polaroid Corporation, introduced the first camera to produce instant pictures, way back in 1947. The seed was planted in his mind when his daughter of three said she would like to see the photos that he had taken of her on Christmas day. Assuming correctly that other people too would find the thought of having pictures produced shortly after taking them a novel idea, he decided to take the risk and invented a camera that could produce instant photos. After only a few years, his idea became so popular, and such a success, that there were over four thousand agents that were selling these remarkable cameras.
The Polaroid One600 Classic Instant Camera is fantastic for use in business, fun, and most everyday activities. It is perfect for use by students in school projects, and, creates plenty of magic at children’s birthday parties, where they can watch the picture develop before their eyes. The camera is also perfect for use in certain businesses as well. For instance, they are a boon to insurance agents who most times need to take photos of the house they need to insure. Once they have taken the photo, they will see almost immediately whether or not the picture is clear enough for their records, which eliminates the need entirely, to return to the house to take another photo, in the event that the first picture was not up to standard.
Another great feature of the Polaroid One600 Classis Instant Camera is that it has a focus-free lens, which enables the user to take fantastic pictures from as near as three feet away from the subject. Every picture taken, is lit up by the auto flash on the camera which also helps to prevent red eye in the photos. Another handy feature is the digital picture counter, which lets you know exactly how many pictures you have taken, and how many you can still take, before you need to buy more film.
Most people agree that having the subject at a distance of between three and five feet away, produces the best, sharp, pictures. There is absolutely no need to change any setting either, since this is all done automatically. Just one thing though, care has to be taken that the picture is not bent or shaken while it is developing, as this would create unattractive blemishes on the pictures.
Although manufacture of the Polaroid One600 Classic Instant Camera has been discontinued, and it is now considered to be a collector’s item, it is still possible to purchase them in a number of ways. These can be from a private person, in certain stores, and also online in places such as Amazon and Ebay. Obviously, good, used cameras can be found at reasonable prices on these sites, and opportunities do arise where they are new and still in their original packaging, but you can expect to pay a significantly higher price for one in a brand new condition.
The Polaroid One600 Classic Instant Camera, although a popular choice with many people because of the beautiful, clear, instant pictures it produces, should be used with care, and for really special moments, since the film required is naturally more expensive than other types of film.