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Tested Polaroid OneStep 600 Flash Close-Up Camera with Camera Strap

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For sale is a working, tested Polaroid OneStep 600 Flash Close-Up camera. The body is in like new condition with no major wear or gouges in the plastic. The optical lens, sliding close up lenses, and flash diffuser are free of scratches, fungus, mildew, or any other permanent marring. The film chamber is clean, with no corrosion on the contacts, no marks on the mirror, and smooth, rust-free rollers.

The camera was tested with a pack of film loaded with exposed frames, and the camera ejected the frames and dark slide promptly and fully, the flash fired, and the shutter sounds accurate when tested for different shutter speeds.

The camera also comes with a camera strap.

Film for this camera can still be be purchased from The Impossible Project in both black and white (PX 600) and color (PX 680) chemistries.

Frequently asked questions about Camerawerk

Cameras with manual control over shutter speed settings have their shutters tested by photo diode. A photo diode creates an electronic signal change that corresponds to a change in the intensity of light it is exposed to. Measuring the elapsed time between these signal changes with the photo diode placed at the film plane during test exposures gives accurate shutter speeds down to the millisecond. These speeds can then be compared to the speeds marked on the dial to determine how to compensate exposure. The only anomalies this type of testing doesn't detect are inconsistencies in speed between first and second curtains in focal plane shutters.
Cameras with shutter speed settings governed by internal meters are fired under different lighting conditions to audibly test for different shutter speeds. Audibly testing shutters catches any major anomalies in shutter operation, such as slow fast speeds or slower slow speeds. It does not guarantee accuracy or consistency of exposure like photo diode testing can.
Film testing means that film has been run through the camera (in most cases the camera has been one of my daily shooters) and samples can be provided to attest to the consistency of shutter curtain speed and light tightness.
I load used film packs with film frames that I have already exposed. Because the frames have already been exposed accuracy of the meter and shutter can not be guaranteed. Instead the shutter is audibly tested for different speeds. This test does allow me to check that the motors that drive the film development operate correctly and eject frames. It also allows me to check if built in flashes are operating correctly.
Stand alone meters and meters built into camera bodies are tested against my DSLR's light meter.
Most light seals have begun to degrade at this point. I visually inspect the seals, but without film testing no guarantee can be made to the light tightness of the camera body.

I can replace light seals in most camera bodies, but this will delay shipment for 5-7 business days and incur an additional $25 charge. However, light seal replacement is a fairly easy DIY job. You can find most materials at a local craft store or I can direct you to a well-respected seller who sells kits custom made for each camera model.
Flash Syncs
Film Advance
Self Timer Escapements
Film Counters
Auto Aperture Return in Lenses

If there is a test not listed in these FAQ's that you would like done, let me know and I will accommodate as best I can with the tools at my disposal.
I insure all items against loss or damage. This protects both you and I from the loss of a one-of-a-kind piece of vintage equipment. Contact me with pictures of the item if you believe any piece of an order has been damaged in transit. I will initiate the claims process to refund the order.
No 70% isopropyl alcohol and powdered graphite cocktail horror stories here. Bathing shutter assemblies in solvents typically just moves the grease and oil already in the shutter around, not solving the problem and potentially dissolving plastic parts within the shutter. To ensure a proper cleaning I disassemble shutters down to the aperture assemblies, individually degreasing each part with Ronsonol to ensure no residue is left behind on evaporation and no water is left behind to rust parts. After allowing the Ronsonol to evaporate, I reassemble, only relubing what's necessary. High friction engagements and dial set rings get white lithium grease and more delicate escapements and bearings get a drop of full synthetic 0W-20 oil.

Tested Polaroid OneStep 600 Flash Close-Up Camera with Camera Strap


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  • Materials: plastic, metal, nylon
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