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Polaroid One Step Closeup Instant Camera


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The One Step Flash Close Up was a model in the second wave of Polaroid's 600 series. Not only did it have an integral flash like the square-cornered Polaroid One Step Flash, but it also had a close-up lens. This consisted of a small piece of transparent plastic that slid in front of the main lens to enable closer focusing.

Lens: 116mm, f/11, Single-element plastic.
Fixed focus (sharpest at 4-5 feet), but with sliding close-up attachment.
Shutter: electronic; automatic speed between 1/4-1/200 sec.
Integral auto flash that works in low light
(triggered when using the main shutter button. A secondary button behind the main shutter allowed operation without triggering the flash; labeled "Non-flash button" in the instructions).
Polaroid's Light Management System (the darken/lighten exposure correction slider).
Functionally equivalent models.
Originally in black, international variants in other colours were also available. Some featured additional promotional branding.


You can certainly do worse than the Polaroid OneStep Closeup if you’re looking for a camera. I wouldn’t go out of my way to find one, but it’ll certainly work if you can get one easily or for cheap on eBay or at a garage sale. I grabbed mine for three dollars when I cleaned all the Polaroid cameras out of a used camera store. It has no special features, but works just as competently as any other Polaroid 600 camera.
Also, if you’re going to use Impossible Project film, be sure to tape a dark slide just above where the photos are ejected to protect them from light for the first few seconds of development. Otherwise, all your photos will simply be blown out by the sun. The first five seconds of development are the most crucial.










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