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Polaroid film....RIP :(
Old 02-12-2008, 02:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/08/news...d.ap/index.htm

And here I was just getting into Polaroid lifts & transfers. I even considered buying a 600SE camera to use with the film. I guess we'll all just have to PS our photos to 'look like' polaroids now.

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that Fuji is still making instant film. So, I would just check that it would be compatible. I imagine that it is.

Time Zero stuff will be getting harder to find.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Polaroid you posted was beautiful, but unless you want to spend a large fortune on increasingly rare instant emulsions, you ought to try some of the older, nonsilver processes - where you'll only spend a small fortune.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Geez, this sucks. I love Polas, and I was getting more and more into playing around with them. I even did a whole shoot a few weeks back with an old Polaroid 195 land camera (that I payed way more than I should have off of eBay, but I don't regret it ) and pack film.

Guess it's time to stock up.

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(Not from the last shoot of course, but we had fun with Polaroids that day.)

And I dunno how I missed it, but I just now saw the transfer you did, Richard. Very very nice!
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A sad day...but a reflection of the market. I used to love playing with Polaroid film. I was even convinced I could transfer a photo into ice once. It didn't work out so well.

Digital doesn't quite give me the same satisfaction of feeling like I created something. But, since I like the effect, I do play with digital "transfers" sometimes.

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I am bummed about this. I love my Polaroid backs. Call me old school, and even though I shoot digital far more than I shoot film, I prefer film.

There is hope though, Fujifilm FP-100C can be used in any camera that takes Polaroid 669 film and it is widely available.


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The Polaroid you posted was beautiful, but unless you want to spend a large fortune on increasingly rare instant emulsions, you ought to try some of the older, nonsilver processes - where you'll only spend a small fortune.
Thanks for the comment on the image. It didn't turn out half bad, eh?

Well, the main thing about Polaroid I like is the short time to shoot, develop and print...all in one package. I guess that's also why I like digital.

Come to think on it, I loved Acrylics and hated Oils when I was in Art School.
Hmmm, a pattern arises. LOL
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