This is the rare Polaroid Spirit 600 Amoco Customer First.
This camera is in great working condition and in great cosmetic condition with a few minor scuffs and scratches on the black body (check pictures). The output unit runs well, the pressure rollers spin freely, and the flash works. The original neck strap is still attached and everything opens and closes easily.
The One Step Flash was the first model in the second wave of Polaroid's 600-series. It added an integral flash to the basic design of the square-cornered Polaroid OneStep 600. Initially, there was no close-up lens. The typical slider for darken/lighten exposure correction (Polaroid's Light Management System) is present.
When most people talk about Polaroid cameras, they mean the popular and relatively cheap models of the 1980s and 1990s that used film packs with integral batteries that were designated the 600 series. The "instant" prints measure 79mm (3.1") square with a white border around them and take around 3 minutes to fully develop at 70°F (21°C). The film has an ISO rating of 640. The film was branded with several different names over the years, including "Extreme 600" and "Notepad". A high definition "professional" film named "779" could also be used with cameras from the 600 series. Some of the cameras had 'sonar' autofocus and/or featured glass lenses, but most had plastic lenses with a fixed focus of around 4 feet. A "close-up" lens was often included, but this took the form of a simple plastic meniscus that slid into place. Many of the models are functionally identical to others but have different coloured fascia, names and stickers according to marketing territory. Several models were limited editions with tie-ins to icons of popular culture, such as Barbie or the Spice Girls, while other versions were promotional items made for corporate entities and are now highly collectible thanks to their rarity.
These models were an advance on the initial series in that they included a built-in automatic flash in similar straight-edged bodies. These models have a 116mm fixed-focus 1-element plastic lens and an exposure correction slider on the front. The basic model is the One Step Flash, which came with or without a close up (CU) lens. Many variants were made for international and promotional markets.
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