Polaroid 600/600 SE
Note: For Polaroid cameras using integral 600 film, see Polaroid Integral 600 Series.
The difference between the 600 and the 600 SE is that the 600 has a fixed 127mm Mamiya lens, while the 600 SE has interchangeable lenses. It is fully manual, very solidly constructed and rather large, so a sturdy tripod certainly comes in handy. It can take beautiful pictures. The 600 SE comes with a 127mm lens as standard but takes two other optional lenses, a "portrait" (150mm) and a "wide-angle" (75mm) lens. It caters for removable/exchangeable film backs and with a Mamiya adapter, 120 film backs can also be used.
- Variable aperture and shutter settings: Enables better stop-action and depth-of-field
- Bright-image coincidence type rangefinder: Ensures sharp focus and accurate framing
- Sturdy handgrip with adjustable handstrap: Simplifies handling and operation
- Comes with standard Mamiya 127mm f/4.7 lens ~ produces crisp, full-range images
- Other coated, color-corrected lenses available (600 SE - see below)
- Shutter: 1/500-B with X-synch for flash
- Flash: Uses conventional flash with X-synch
- Interchangeable backs for flexibility
- Diecast aluminum body (sturdy)
600 SE lens options
Normal lens: 127mm (f/4.7) bayonet Wide-angle lens: 75mm (f/5.6) bayonet Portrait lens: 150mm (f/5.6) bayonet
600 SE film options
This camera uses all Polaroid 3 ¼ × 4 ¼ instant pack films, including: 669 and 690 film (color prints); 664 and 667 film (B&W prints). (Note: Polaroid 665 film has been discontinued.). Even though Polaroid films are no longer available, the Fujifilm instant pack film in sizes 85×108mm can be used, which are available in colour (FP-100C) and black and white (FP-100B, FP-400B, FP-3000B). The numbers in the product names indicate the respective film speeds.
With the appropriate back adapters and backs it can also shoot 4 × 5 Polaroid Instant film as well as 120 format film.
- There are reports that the cells will screw right into any Copal 0 shutter and just darken the corners on 4×5.
- While some of these films are not distributed worldwide, they are sold by Japan Exposures, a site specialising in Japan-only photo products.
- User Guide is available for download from Polaroid Passion: Polaroid 600 SE User Guide pdf
- Comparison of Mamiya Universal and Polaroid 600 SE on moominsean.blogspot.com