he Polaroid 600 and Polaroid 600 SE are the “flagship” professional cameras of Polaroid‘s range, based on the Mamiya Press and using Mamiya lenses that produce very crisp images.
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.