Recently I acquired a Polaroid 600 WITH TWO PACKS OF FILM at a little flea market called “Flea Market” on the coast of Yachats, Oregon last week. Andrew and I were exploring and he found a huge basket full of 35mm point and shoots. The Polaroid was in a giant Ziploc bag with the film packs. All for $10 so I couldn’t resist. I did a post a few years ago (damn, time flies) on the Impossible Project film packs and I wasn’t too impressed. That and a combination of the Polaroid I was using then didn’t really give me usable images – they were more of a hipster album cover than anything and not in the cool way. I hear they’re way better now, so I have to give it another go, but for now I was super happy to find the original Polaroid film (which expired in 2009).
I was quite pleased with the way this one worked! The film was expired so it had that sepia tone to it but I didn’t mind. I shot a lot of it at the wedding we were at as well as photos of Andrew and I.
These aren’t the best…I was too lazy to scan them (I’ve been scanning like crazy since we got back) so the quality is much, much better in person. I’ll get around to showing better details at some point but for now here’s a semi accurate example of the expired Polaroid 600. It held up pretty well for not being refrigerated.
Definitely one of my favorite thrift store finds to date.
3 thoughts on “Polaroid 600 – A Flea Market Gem”
Kaitlin, these look so vintage! And yeah, I didn’t love The Impossible Film’s either /:
Thank you! I’ve seen some stuff done with their new black and white formula and it’s much better, I have to test it out myself.
The pola I had broke so I haven’t been able to use mine 😦 If you do test it let me know! Cuz it is a little pricy..