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Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 230

I love the gear as much as I love taking the pictures. Of course I want to learn everything about how to take a picture. I also want to understand how the camera works.  Since my son loves to take apart anything he can get his hands on it seemed like a good project to purchase an old camera take it apart together and see how it works.  I found an old camera for $.50 Can you say bargain!

While shopping I found this gem for a mere $5.00! How cool is that!

The Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 230! This one I am not planning on take apart. On the contrary this one I want to get to know. The old battery – No. 531 (4.5 volt) was still inside corroded pretty bad. So I took out the battery and stuck the cord in vinegar and listened to it sizzle. Wiped it clean and presto ready for a new battery. Now it just needs a new battery and film.

Good ol’ Amazon has the film – Fuji pack film comes in FP-100C, FP-100B and FP-3000B. No longer does Polaroid make the film for this camera, but I have read that the Fuji film will work I will let you know!

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2 Responses to “Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 230”

  1. did the fujifilm work?

    Posted by sydney | April 17, 2013, 4:03 am
  2. The Fuji Film worked great! I had a lot of fun using it. I still have the camera and a pack of Instant Black and White Film ready to try again.

    Posted by admin | April 17, 2013, 3:26 pm

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