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Polaroid Supercolor 635CL - Definitely An Eyecatcher

The Polaroid Supercolor 635CL is a very stylish vintage instant camera. Perfect in nearly every situation!

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The Polaroid Supercolor 635CL is definitely an eyecatcher. I’ve got exactly 4 of her since they are on sale at every flea market for about 1 to 4 euros. If your lucky you’ll get one with an old film inside, with some free shots. These old photos are often in a yellow, brown hue and full of bubbles. If you’re unlucky the development paste is dried.

The camera has a built-in “close up” lens for subjects less than 1.2m away. There’s also a tripod socket which i never used. The build-in flash is flashing with every shot. I don’t like that much, so i broke down the flash of one camera by violence. And i almost cut my fingers with a sharp piece of plastic. Later i recognized that i can stick some black electric tape over the flash.

Anyway, i love shooting with that camera. It’s easy to handle, and the exposure meter helps me with “shots from the hip”. I also like the lo-fi look of the pictures with light vignetting. The most of the pictures in the gallery are from 2008. I took the camera along on my trips to Tokyo, Paris and the Melt!-Festival. There also 3 pictures of 2009 from Copenhagen.

written by abcdefuck

22 comments

  1. lisipisi

    lisipisi

    i love this camera! i definitely need new films for it..
    pictures #2, 4, 8, 9, 14 and 18 are amazing! it looks like Melt!-festival was fun. i'm looking forward to go there this year.

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  2. stouf

    stouf

    Gorgeous gallery ! And the camera looks nice, with this little rainbow... 8D

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  3. dogma

    dogma

    Wow! love this review! perfect gallery!

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  4. eyecon

    eyecon

    Fantastic pics - it´s a pity that the film is so f*** expensive!

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  5. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    Great gallery and a lovely cam :)

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  6. crazydiamond101

    crazydiamond101

    Hey man, the flash Doesn't trigger with every shot- the exposure button is two parts, the end, which if you push in uses the flash. There is a second, collar like part that you can push down independantly that should trigger an exposure without a flash. It's a rocking camera either way!
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  7. bravopires

    bravopires

    amazing pics, fuck!

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  8. abcdefuck

    abcdefuck

    thanks. :)

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  9. bethiscool

    does anyone know if the camera takes 600 film and if not where can i buy the 635 film?
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  10. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    I bought it, I bought it :D so glad that I found your review!

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  11. studapples

    studapples

    I've just found one my mum's had for years. Only problem is that Polaroid 600 film is mega expensive. Can anyone recommend another film to use?

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  12. esmee

    esmee

    Tripod socket? Where?

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  13. polariot

    polariot

    just purchased it! :)
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  14. daverook

    daverook

    just bought one, and stuck some lovely impossible project colour film in it, its a delight!
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  15. george97

    george97

    i got one of these from a car-boot for £1! But does anyone know were you put the batteries on it??
    @daverook
    @polariot
    @lisipisi
    ANYONE! :D

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  16. onemadfabgirl

    onemadfabgirl

    @george97 the batteries come with the film pack!
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  17. george97

    george97

    thanks @onemadfabgirl but do you know were you put them? sorry i just cant find any help from the internet :)

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  18. onemadfabgirl

    onemadfabgirl

    @george97 since the battery comes built in the film pack, you'll just have to insert it all into the camera. Here is a video on how to load 600 film, hope it helps! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftP9kzzwKS4
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  19. george97

    george97

    @onemadfabgir thank you soo much, your a great help ! :D

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  20. 0monique

    0monique

    Awesome, I just bought this camera. Can't wait to shoot!

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  21. adamer

    Woo! Just bought one. I opened my camera, but now i cant even close it... PROBLEM!! Is there any button or anything that I'm missing? I dont want to break it the first thing I do.
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  22. burninghorizons

    burninghorizons

    There was no need to destory the flash really haha... The button has two parts! The red, front part is for flash, and the black back-part is for pictures without flash! You can move the parts seperately! Just try it haha :)!
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