MAY 15, 1985
In this month’s Camera Club magazine, we sat down with Phil, the fictional spokesperson for Polaroid Originals to tell you everything you need to know about the new OneStep 2 with a flash as bright as the stars in the sky!
From form and function to clever how to’s and all things analog camera comparisons, Phil gave us a snapshot of the latest developments in instant cameras.
Read on and get yours today!
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Polaroid Originals have just launched their brand new model of the the OneStep 2.
There’s even more to this super-bright and classy design than meets the eye. Its flash was built by the team at Hawkins National Laboratory. Yes, that’s right. The scientists at Hawkins lab have put their very name on it, so you can be sure you’ll get the perfect picture every time.
And that’s not all. You can even get your hands on the OneStep2’s limited-edition i-Type film frames. There are 16 to collect with eight in each pack. But that’s plenty, ‘cos remember, one Polaroid picture can change everything!
Besides its powerful flash, what’s an additional great feature of the OneStep 2?
It has to be the fixed focus lens. It allows anyone to pick up the camera and take photos like a pro – it does all the hard work for you!
What is it that makes this camera so special?
It’s just so easy to use. You point and shoot – that’s why call it a point and shoot camera! You just need to press a button and wait.
What is your top tip for capturing Polaroid pictures?
You need to make sure that there is enough light. Polaroid photos love light and the more you have of it, the better your photos will be!
How does the OneStep 2 help photographers take better photos than ever?
If Polaroid photos love light, then the first Polaroid camera to have an inbuilt flash is going to mean that there’s more light than ever before. Whether you’re inside or out, it sets you up to succeed. Also, this is the first time we’ve had the battery in the camera, rather than in the film, so you can keep snapping and snapping!
Loading a Polaroid camera couldn’t be easier! Just slide the film door latch to open the film door and push the film cassette all the way in, with the darkslide up and plastic base at the bottom. It’ll tell you on the cassette which way round, so don’t worry about that.
When you close the film door, the OneStep 2 will eject the darkslide automatically. There’s a plastic Film Shield on the camera – that’s designed to protect images from light as they develop, so make sure it doesn’t get damaged or removed. Take the darkslide out from under the Film Shield and let the Film Shield roll back up. If the darkslide doesn’t pop out, take out the film pack and put it in again, making sure this time that you push it all the way to the back of the camera.
1. Hold the OneStep2 in your left hand.
2. Look through the viewfinder and place your right finger on the shutter button.
3. Frame your subject and press the shutter button to capture it.
4. Wait for your Polaroid picture to come to life!
The original OneStep is a great camera, but progress never stops. The OneStep 2 brings plenty to the party that improves on its predecessor. First up, there’s the inbuilt flash. Polaroid’s unique chemistry is based around light, so by adding a flash to the basic camera, we’re helping photographers to get as much light as possible into their photos. Oh, and this one is an extra special, extra bright flash built by the good folks down at Hawkins National Laboratory, so you know it’s going to be good.
Secondly, the OneStep 2 has a built-in battery that users can charge up ahead of time – no need to insert a new battery with every new film pack! Thirdly, there’s a whole new type of film, the i-Type. I-Type film is a lot more light receptive, so you can work in a darker environment and still have top-notch results!