Polaroid Supercolor 635CL - Definitely An Eyecatcher


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 you’re 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.

image from Wikimedia Commons.

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 built-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.

This article was written by Community member abcdefuck.

written by abcdefuck on 2009-06-29 #gear #people #tokyo #festival #review #instant #vintage #copenhagen #polaroid #germany #paris #600 #japan #melt #supercolor #stylish #635cl


  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.

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

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

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    Wow! love this review! perfect gallery!

  4. eyecon
    eyecon ·

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

  5. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Great gallery and a lovely cam :)

  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!

  7. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    amazing pics, fuck!

  8. abcdefuck
    abcdefuck ·

    thanks. :)

  9. bethiscool
    bethiscool ·

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

  10. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

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

  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?

  12. esmee
    esmee ·

    Tripod socket? Where?

  13. polariot
    polariot ·

    just purchased it! :)

  14. daverook
    daverook ·

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

  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??
    ANYONE! :D

  16. onemadfabgirl
    onemadfabgirl ·

    @george97 the batteries come with the film pack!

  17. george97
    george97 ·

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

  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! www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftP9kzzwKS4

  19. george97
    george97 ·

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

  20. 0monique
    0monique ·

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

  21. adamer
    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.

  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 :)!

  23. montgemo
    montgemo ·

    WAY TOO LATE to reply but you over ride / cancel the flash by using the shutter button JUST BEHIND THE MAIN ONE!! No need to break the camera! Love my polaroids!

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