It’s been called the greatest instant camera ever made, the apex of the Polaroid folding line of cameras, and even the evil twin of the original SX-70 camera!
Episode 5 summary
- Brief history of the SX-70 line
- Introduction of 600 speed film
- Debut of Polaroid SLR 680 in 1982
- Description of the camera in comparison to the SX-70
- Description of the Polaroid SLR SE 680’s features and specs
- Differences between the Polaroid SLR 680, Polaroid SLR 680 SE and Polaroid SLR 690 cameras
- What it’s like to shoot
- How I got my Polaroid SLR 680 SE
- Why didn’t I shoot Polaroid photos back in the 90s?
- Description of the images including information about blue marks (opacification failure) and pink colour cast on images (scroll down this page for images!)
- Summer road trip stories with lots of cameras!
- Special surprise from a generous fellow film photographer!
- Check out Dan Finnen’s excellent website with tons of info about Polaroid cameras
- Dan Finnen’s guide to Polaroid SLR 680 and 690
- Explanation of blue marks on Polaroid Originals images – opacification failure
- Explanation of pink / orange colour cast on Polaroid Originals images
- Polaroid SLR 680 hashtag on Instagram
- Huge big up to my main man Alan @thefilmsweats for sending me some bulk rolled black and white film!
Buy Polaroid Originals Color 600 and Ice Cream Pastels film from Amazon US
Buy Polaroid Originals Color 600 and Ice Cream Pastels film from Amazon UK
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Images taken with the Polaroid 680 SLR SE