Polaroid 600 Dine Close-Up Model IV Instant Film Camera
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The Polaroid 600 Dine Instant Close-Up Camera was specifically designed for close-up photography by Lester A. Dine. Dine specialized in modifying Polaroid cameras for dental work and created the world’s first instant photography system for dentists. Dine Corp. still produces dental cameras today.
Dine’s close-up camera was built around a Polaroid 600 Supercolor camera. The sonar focus was secured to a specific point and then disabled, and the camera’s viewfinder and flash were both modified. The flash was fitted with a slide to reduce its power, and it’s permanently locked in place so that it’s always ready to use. The camera controls exposure automatically, but you can adjust it manually by removing the lens and frame attachment. Another way to control light and glare is by adjusting the sliding mask on the flash hood.
The black mount underneath the camera’s lens is where Dine’s interchangeable lenses are placed. While the original camera was sold with several different lenses, this specific camera comes with two. They’re each calibrated to a specific distance. The blue lens is used for subjects approximately 4” or less in size, and the green lens is used for subjects 18” or less in size. To mount the lens, all you have to do is slide the tab on the lens holder into the mounting slot on the camera body.
While the average instant photographer may not be taking photos inside people’s mouths, this unique camera makes it super easy to take stunning close-up shots. The results are crisp, clear and detailed. And because these cameras were custom-built, they were produced in small quantities and are not easy to find. Grab one while you can!
|Color||Silver and black
Polaroid 600 instant film
|Film Size||Image 3.1 x 3.1 in
Image with border 4.2 x 3.5 in
|Exposure Control||Automatic, with manual +/- 1EV lighten/darken slider|
|Shutter Release||Electronic, automatic shutter speeds of 1/3 to 1/200th second|
|Battery||Built into film cartridge|
This is a genuine piece of vintage technology refurbished and restored by Retrospekt.
Their perfect blend of form and function may be ageless, but to make sure everything works like new, the team at Retrospekt carefully refurbishes every Polaroid camera by hand from the inside out. Each camera is cleaned, serviced and tested to ensure complete functionality for another lifetime of use.
This camera has experienced decades of life before finding its way to Retrospekt. As such, it will show some signs of past use. However, we are extremely picky about the condition of the cameras we restore and the parts we select for the repair process. The end result is an excellent vintage restoration that is guaranteed to work properly. Should any questions arise, we have a team of friendly people ready to help you.
This camera is covered by the Retrospekt Refurbished guarantee. Find more information about our 90-day limited warranty.