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I have a Polaroid Spectra Onyx camera. I know it takes spectra film. Could it also take 600 film?

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Not a chance. They are completely different. Polaroid has also ceased all North American production of instant film.

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Probably because they were exposed to light. This commonly happens when the user opens the film holder after they put it in.

Just remember to place the film inside in a dark place ONCE. After that don't take it out again otherwise they come out blank.

If this continues to happen buy a new film or take the camera to a "doctor" to check it out

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Where do the batterys go in a 600 camera


I presume that you're asking about the Polaroid 600 series instant camera and not a Sony product (as per the title).

The battery is built into the photo pack, so that you get a fresh battery with each pack and have no risk of running out of power halfway through an expensive photo pack.

All original Polaroid photo packs are now so long out of date that they have flat batteries and so are useless unless the camera is modified to accept an external power supply. Some sellers claim to have kept the packs fresh buy storing them under refrigeration: this will extend the life of the photo chemicals but cold kills batteries even faster.

If you want guaranteed fresh film with a good battery then your only choice is to buy the newly manufactured material by The Impossible Project. Note that this is a replacement for the original Polaroid product, not a copy, so it only has 8 shots per pack rather than the original 10, and the material performs differently. See their website for full details, but a major difference is that it fades far more rapidly, so scan any image you wish to keep permanently or consider buying their new Dry Age Kit.

I hope my answer has been of assistance, please take a moment to rate my reply.

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Hi there, i recently purchased a polaroid 600 camera from ebay and some 600 film. However, when I try to shoot, I just get blank pictures coming out (completely brown - alomst negative-type look). I'm not...


More than likely, the camera is ok. It sounds like the film is either expired, or the previous owner did not store the film properly, therefore it cannot be exposed properly. If you bought it off of ebay, you do not know how the previous owner took care of the film. To narrow this problem down, I would get new film and try it again, hopefully this will work, but if not, it will further your troubleshooting efforts.

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Where does the battery go in a polaroid spectra pro camera?


The film for the camera carries the battery. However, if the film is expired, the camera won't work. Where did you purchase your Spectra Pro? I've been looking for one forever.

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Is there any substitute for 600 instant film (which has now ceased production and so is very expensive) for a vintage polaroid sun 600 camera.


Photo packs are being newly manufactured by The Impossible Project, although they are currently in monochrome only. Current pricing is similar to the last retail prices when Polaroid 600 film was in production; it has always been a very expensive way to take photos but the prices now charged for remaining unguaranteed and largely unusable photo packs can be truly extortionate.

Old expired Polaroid 600 photo packs are best avoided. The batteries are usually totally dead now (or nearly so) and the photo chemicals will be stale and produce unpredictable results. The only exception is if the photo packs have been stored refrigerated from new, but cold kills batteries so although the chemistry may be fine, the photo pack can only be used on a camera which has been DIY modified to use an external 4.5v battery pack. The other problem with refrigerated packs is that you have no guarantee as to when it was stored that way or even whether it was stored that way at all.

Photo packs by The Impossible Project are made in the same factory as the original material using the same machines, but the product itself had to be re-invented to use currently available chemical and dye supplies. If you read the information on their website you'll learn all about the consequential limitations and advantages of the material.

I hope that I have provided you with a clear explanation and practical options to solve your problem. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you and any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome!

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The previous answer is incorrect. Photo packs are being newly manufactured by The Impossible Project, although they are currently in monochrome only.

Old expired Polaroid 600 photo packs are best avoided. The batteries are usually totally dead now (or nearly so) and the photo chemicals will be stale and produce unpredictable results. The only exception is if the photo packs have been stored refrigerated from new, but cold kills batteries so although the chemistry may be fine, the photo pack can only be used on a camera which has been DIY modified to use an external 4.5v battery pack. The other problem with refrigerated packs is that you have no guarantee as to when it was stored that way or even whether it was stored that way at all.

Photo packs by The Impossible Project are made in the same factory as the original material using the same machines, but the product itself had to be re-invented to use currently available chemical and dye supplies. If you read the information on their website you'll learn all about the consequential limitations and advantages of the material.

I hope that I have provided you with a clear explanation and practical options to solve your problem. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you and any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome!

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The battery is in the film cartridge if there is no power battery must be dead. Polaroid has stopped making instant fill a couple of years back. Each film catridge came with a non rechareable and non replaceable battery. You may be able to hunt down some old cartridges, but finding a working battery could be impossible.

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How do I change the battery in a Polaroid Sun600 lms?


The battery is contained within the film pack. The battery in the film was designed to ensure that fresh batteries were in place each time a new film was inserted. This is the battery that operated the flash, and the film eject motor. Polaroid has wound down production of the 600 type film, and there is no replacement forthcoming.

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