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Polaroid Spectra 2 User Manual

Polaroid film camera user guide spectra 2.
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    This book contains operating instructions for the Polaroid Spectra 2 camera (see p. 2.) The text refers to pictures on these fold-out pages. Get in close to subject (p. 20) Add foreground interest (p. 20) • •...

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    Use color in pictures (p. 20) Keep background simple (p. 20) • •...

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    Flash off: facial shadows (p. 8) • Distant background: too dark (p. 10) • Add foreground interest (p. 20) • Close background: good picture (p. 10) •...

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    The camera Using the camera Features Guide to better pictures Contents The camera The control panel Open the camera Check the control panel Load the film Position your subject Take the picture To remove an empty film pack The autofocus system The viewfinder displays The programmed flash The recharge indicator...

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    Note: there is a red mark (or green symbol for the self-timer) vis- ible on the panel. Use only Polaroid Spectra color film. Other Polaroid films cannot be used with this camera. Push the film door release Hold the film pack by its edges only and slide it all the way into the camera.

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    Take the picture (pictures 7, 8) To remove an empty film pack (pictures 5 & 9) Slide your left hand through the hand strap and hold the camera as you would a pair of binoculars. For horizontal pictures, hold the camera as shown in picture 7.

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    The autofocus system Features As you press the shutter button, your camera sends sound waves - within 10 thousandths of a second - to the central part of the scene (approximate area circled in white, see illustration). The sound waves are used to measure the distance to the person or object (in the central part of the scene) that closest to the camera.

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    The viewfinder displays The good picture symbol When you have a film pack in the camera and press the shutter button , a display appears in the viewfinder halfway to help you take the best possible picture. When you see a number in the viewfinder distance to your subject (in feet or meters).

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    flash to soften shadows and reveal facial details (pic- ture 11). The Polaroid Spectra features a rapid recharge flash with recharge times usually less than a second. The green light on the control panel will come on and the flash will automatically begin to charge every time you: Load film into the camera...

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    Flash range The exposure control a lighten b darken c center Indoors: Your subject should be 2 to 15 feet (0.6m to 4.6m) from the camera. Outdoors: Your subject should be at least 2 feet (0.6m) away. Use the picture control when you want to retake a picture to make it lighter or darker.

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    10 Features If the background of a flash picture is too dark but your Backgrounds too dark? (pictures 12, 13) subject is well illuminated (picture 12), the background is too far away. Moving the control to the lighten setting will not correct this problem, so be sure the exposure control is in the normal position.

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    Lens care Picture care Film care Guide to better pictures It is important to avoid touching the lens. To remove dust or fingerprints, breathe on the lens and wipe it gently with a clean, soft facial tissue. Do not use silicone-treated eyeglass tissues.

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    Polaroid office. If you write, please explain the nature of the problem and, if possible, enclose sample pictures.

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    For warranty service, the camera must be returned to and repaired by a Polaroid Service Center (see page 14). Please call us at the number listed for your location. U.S.A.: Full five-year warranty Mexico: Full five-year warranty (see p.

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    16 Guide to better pictures Blurry picture Cause When subject is not cen- • tered in the picture, the sound waves pass by the subject and measure the distance to the back- ground. This causes the subject to be unsharp because the lens focuses on the background.

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    Repeated spots or bar pattern Damaged picture Cause • Developer rollers inside the film door need to be cleaned. Cause • Picture was shaken back and forth or bent shortly after it ejected from the camera. Picture was left in the exit •...

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    18 Guide to better pictures Subject too dark Background too dark Cause Camera’s photocell mea- • sured the bright window light, causing the subject to be too dark. When a bright source of • light (lamplight, candle- light, etc.) is in the central part of the scene and in front of the subject, the camera’s photocell will...

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    Picture too blue or too red/yellow Cause Pictures taken at temper- • atures below 55°F (13°C) can have a blue tint. Pictures taken at temper- • atures above 95°F (35°C) can have a red or yellow tint. Guide to better pictures 19 Solution In cold weather, keep cam- •...

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    20 Guide to better pictures Picture-taking tips Color (pictures 14, 17) Vibrant, bold colors are vividly reproduced on Spectra film (picture 14). Look for color when framing the scene in the viewfinder. Colorful props such as toys or flowers can add interest to the scene. Distance You can take the most pleasing pictures of people when they are 3 to 5 feet (0.9m to 1.5m) from the camera...

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    (10.1 x 10.3cm) Image area: 3.60 x 2.90 inches (9.1 x 7.2cm) Film speed IS0 600/29° (approx.) Film type Polaroid Spectra color film only. Starts developing in seconds. Ten pictures per pack. Lens Patented Quintic, three ele- ment, 125mm lens system.

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    “Polaroid “ and/y “Spectra”® Printed in Great Britain/Imreso en Gran Bretaña OPN7249A 11/94 English/Español...

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