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New to instant photography and in need of advice

Posted: Wed 07 February 2018 / 14:46 pm
by Tincho
Hi everyone.

I have introduced myself recently and then sought advice on which camera to buy. So I decided tyu buy a Polaroid Supercolor 635 CL which arrived today.

The camera has its original frog tongue from 1993. Is that frog tongue compatible with the new Polaroid Originals 600 film or do I need to replace it with a Polaroid Originals frog tongue?

I'm totally new to instant photography and still trying to learn before starting to take photos (the film has yet to arrive)

The camera's manual advises using 600 Plus film but I can't find it. It seems it's not even listed on this site. What's the difference between 600 and 600 Plus?

I know it's advised to keep the film in the fridge until one hour before use. But my fridge drips a little. Is it ok to keep the film in a hermetic container (i.e. Tupperware) in the fridge?

Is this Polaroid Camera Bag enough to keep the camera (with film inserted) safe from heat at the beach?

Do I need to cover the picture right away from artificial light when shooting at night?

How much should I wait before scanning the picture?

I think I have more questions, but I can't remember now. Sorry for the lengthy post and thanks in advance for your help.

Posted: Wed 07 February 2018 / 16:25 pm
by shadbel
Hello, I put all my pack in hermetic plastic bag
When I take a picture a put it in my jacket or something like that, to a warm part against me
For scanning I wait no long time, 30 min minimum

Posted: Wed 07 February 2018 / 18:21 pm
by Jules Biron
Your manual was written at a time when Polaroid made a lot of different films. Today, in your camera you have to put Polaroid Originals 600 !

About the fridge : yes, in tupperwares it sounds good.
About the the heat at the beach : no, it is not enough, it is not made for it. When it is hot, I keep my camera in my bag and take it out just to take a picture.

But the best for you now is just to... test your film right away when it comes :)

Posted: Thu 08 February 2018 / 10:23 am
by CCédric
Tincho wrote:
The camera has its original frog tongue from 1993. Is that frog tongue compatible with the new Polaroid Originals 600 film or do I need to replace it with a Polaroid Originals frog tongue?

You don't need to change the frog tongue. Most of my cameras don't have one.

Tincho wrote:Do I need to cover the picture right away from artificial light when shooting at night?

No, it's not necessary, specially at night. You can protect the picture 2-3mn in your pocket.

Tincho wrote:How much should I wait before scanning the picture?

Usually I wait one day or more because the chemistry can change a little.

There's a notice in the box films that can help you.

(Sorry for my English :oops: )

Posted: Sun 11 February 2018 / 00:25 am
by Tincho
Thanks, shadbel, Jules Biron and CCédric! (and don't worry, CCedric, your English is perfect. It's not my native language and I guess mine isn't perfect, either)

So finally I've uploaded a picture. It was taken yesterday and scanned today. Wasn't taken by me. I'm the guy in th pic, and the photo was taken by my boyfriend. It's an ok pic I guess, but why does it have that green stain all along the top? It is not a scan problem; it's in the picture.

Posted: Sun 11 February 2018 / 11:17 am
by Jules Biron
Nice ;)

Posted: Sun 11 February 2018 / 12:52 pm
by CCédric
Tincho wrote:Thanks, shadbel, Jules Biron and CCédric! (and don't worry, CCedric, your English is perfect. It's not my native language and I guess mine isn't perfect, either)

You’re welcome :wink:
Tincho wrote: but why does it have that green stain all along the top? It is not a scan problem; it's in the picture.

It’s the chemical magic ! The chemical products are not perfect, stains may appear, some unexpected effects that makes Polaroid special !

Posted: Sun 11 February 2018 / 17:37 pm
by Tincho
I see my scanned picture is blurry :( Actually the picture is sharp. Only the scanned picture is blurry. I'll re-scan it pressing the photo against the scanner whtn a reasonably heavy object.

Posted: Wed 14 February 2018 / 15:20 pm
by Tincho
Ok, it seems it was not the scanner. Tje picture ios blurry and I haven't noticed it :( So it's true what the manual says: Always use flash unless it's an extremely sunny day :(

Posted: Wed 14 February 2018 / 17:16 pm
by CCédric
Yes, if you're inside.

Posted: Wed 14 February 2018 / 20:59 pm
by Tincho
No, I was in the backyard. It was during a sunset.