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Polariod Film - Not Dead Yet.....kinda....

 
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Jan 24, 2009 22:15 |  #1

http://bits.blogs.nyti​mes.com …ans-new-film-old-cameras/ (external link)

Pretty interesting story on how a group is trying to save instant film.


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Jan 24, 2009 22:20 |  #2

Aren't there any "real world" uses for this stuff? Like in law enforcement... you can't screw with Polaroid but you can edit digital or alter film in darkrooms.


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Jan 24, 2009 23:28 as a reply to  @ DStanic's post |  #3

I don't really see any advantage of Polaroid. Don't think they'll get enough support to complete the project.


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Jan 24, 2009 23:34 |  #4

DStanic wrote in post #7180785 (external link)
Aren't there any "real world" uses for this stuff? Like in law enforcement... you can't screw with Polaroid but you can edit digital or alter film in darkrooms.

Good point...You would think so, but apparently not enough to justify the cost of producing it.


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Jan 25, 2009 14:37 |  #5

Read about it in the local newspaper :)

DStanic wrote in post #7180785 (external link)
Aren't there any "real world" uses for this stuff? Like in law enforcement... you can't screw with Polaroid but you can edit digital or alter film in darkrooms.

I think it would be (mostly) used by artists.
Stuff like image transfer / emulsion lifting can be fun :)


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Jan 25, 2009 20:55 |  #6

DStanic wrote in post #7180785 (external link)
Aren't there any "real world" uses for this stuff? Like in law enforcement... you can't screw with Polaroid but you can edit digital or alter film in darkrooms.

There are methods and tools for maintaining the chain of evidence for law enforcement work with digital photography. Even in the film days, few police photographers used Polaroid because they needed multiple prints and the ability to make enlargements.

The main market for Polaroid outside of art photography was for ID/Passport cameras, and digital has completely taken over that arena.

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