this instructable shows you basic operation, cleanup, and a simple battery modification on a polaroid 350 land camera.

Step 1: Materials


1. Q tips

2. paper towels


3. film (for 350 I used Fujifilm fp3000b which is black and white for color use fp100c)

4. AAA batteries (if you use battery mod. if not use the Eveready A24PX)


5. 2x AAA batter holder

6. soldering iron

7. solder

8. heat shrink tubing or electrical tape

Step 2: Clean-up: Opening Back

open back using the lever at the bottom of the camera

Step 3: Clean-up: Cleaning Rollers

pull red roller release lever and lift rollers. for cleaning use Q tips and paper towels if needed to clean rollers

Step 4: Clean-up: Cleaning Back Lens

well this step seems pretty self explanatory. if there is something that wont come off with the Q tips, use a glasses cleaner and cloth.

Step 5: Clean-up: Left Over Film Chemicals

wipe down the area where the film box goes

Step 6: Clean-up: Open Camera Front

to take cover off lift lip at top and pull down. push clip at bottom of camera in to remove cover. lift view finder. lift tab with arrow on it up and pull front lens out

Step 7: Clean-up: Front Lens

do as you did with back lens. and same with the electronic eye

Step 8: Clean-up: Veiw Finder

wow I don't think you can get a step more self explanatory than that

Step 9: Clean-up: Camera Skirt

wipe down the skirt with Q tips and paper towels

Step 10: Battery Mod: Remove Battery Holder

unscrew the two screws holding the battery holder in and lift out.

Step 11: Battery Mod: Remove Battery Snaps

cut and strip a small portion of wire just behind the snaps

Step 12: Battery Mod: Connect Battery Holder

connect positive end to white and negative to black. solder positive to positive and negative to negative and cover with electrical tape or heat shrink tubing.

Step 13: Battery Mod: Put Holder in Camera.

yet another self explanatory step.

Step 14: Operation: Put Batteries in Camera

well um yeah do that

Step 15: Operation: Load Film

open back of camera and put film cartridge in. DO NOT PULL THE PEICE OF PAPER OVER FILM!!! this will ruin all the film. put the cartridge in the camera and thread the paper through the #4 slot and close the camera.

Step 16: Operation: Load Shutter

push shutter lever (#3) down to load shutter

Step 17: Operation: Lighten/darken Control and Film Speed

set dial to one line towards lighten. on bottom of camera set film speed to correct speed by turning wheel.

Step 18: Operation: Focus

look through view finder and move focus lever to focus on object.

Step 19: Operation: Take Picture

to take picture press shutter release (#2). then reload shutter by pushing #3

Step 20: Operation: Getting Photograph

after shutter button has been pressed pull white tab smoothly then do the same with the black tab. wait recommended time then peel negative from picture.

Step 21: Troubleshooting: Lighten/ Darken

1&2 were both too dark so you adjust lighten/ darken

4. black tab was pulled too slowly or you squeezed camera in the area where you pulled the black tab.

make sure rollers are clean before each use. or you will and up with repeated white lines throughout a photo


Step 22: Troubleshooting: Picture 3

3. adjust focus

Step 23: Troubleshooting: Picture 4

4. black tab was pulled too slowly or you squeezed camera in the area where you pulled the black tab.

Step 24: General Stuff

make sure rollers are clean before each use. or you will and up with repeated white lines throughout a photo

Where do you get film? I can't find it.
<p><a href="https://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film" rel="nofollow">Shop for Film | Impossible. Analog Instant Film and Cameras.</a> :)</p>
<p>I get both from amazon. heres the link for color</p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/FUJIFILM-FP-100C-Inches-Professional-Instant/dp/B0000ALLYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439556974&sr=8-1&keywords=fujifilm+fp100c" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/FUJIFILM-FP-100C-Inches-Professional-Instant/dp/B0000ALLYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1439556974&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=fujifilm+fp100c</a></p><p>black and white</p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/FUJIFILM-FP-3000B-Inches-Professional-Instant/dp/B001G70M6S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1439557023&sr=8-4&keywords=fujifilm+fp100c" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/FUJIFILM-FP-3000B-Inches-Professional-Instant/dp/B001G70M6S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1439557023&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=fujifilm+fp100c</a></p>
<p>color or black and white?</p>
Just curious, I own a Polaroid 210, and various other Polaroid cameras, would you say that the Fujifilm would be a good investment for going into photography with it?
<p>I have had fairly good results from the film. I have not considered going into photography with any of my cameras ( I also have a 210 and others), but if you plan too I don't see any reason it would not be a good investment.</p>
<p>NEVER buy film from Amazon. There are film companies out there. </p><p>Freestyle</p><p>Adorama</p>
<p>looked at both sites and all film I saw was more expensive.</p>
<p>The &quot;impossibles project&quot; makes polaroid film.</p>

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