This 1000 model was cracked all along the top, and after a test run seemed to be letting light into the exposure. So… we duct taped it. As you can see. Making it look very sad and pathetic. Still, the pictures were out of focus, presumably some internal damage from the same fall that caused the cracks.
A few days later I stumbled on a store here in Florence selling refurbished polaroids (I may go back to replace the broken 1000 model…) next to the handmade belts and watch straps. Why? We’ll never know. In any case, the prices were good and I snatched up this folding 600 model. I haven’t tested it yet because I need to get my hands on some 600 film.
This one is the oldest and by far my favorite. Aside from a bit of discoloration from rust that you can see, its seems to be in great condition. Its the most versatile in terms of settings (it even has a timer on the back), so I would love the chance to master it, but I can’t seem to find find film that fits in it.