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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:49 pm 

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Anyone else excited about the relaunch of Polaroid branded instant film? I'm glad that a company came forward to license the Polaroid brand who has the balls to actually take a risk and try to do instant film cameras again. I guess the small group of people from The Impossible Project is really to thank for inventing a new formula for the instant film developer after the chemicals from the previous formulas became unavailable.

This does not apply to me all that much as I didn't use integrated Polaroid 600 film all too much. I love packfilm (peel apart instant film), I've been buying Fujifilm FP100 peel apart this past year, but still have a refrigerator with some expired Polaroid packfilm. Too bad Impossible Project was unable to rescue the packfilm manufacturing equipment before it went to the scrapper.

Here's some of my instant film camera collection (I own a few other like Fuji's Fotorama series, as well as Kodak's) with 4 peel packfilm cameras from the 1960~1970's on top (210, 240, 250, 350), all of them refurbished and modified to take more common AAA and 3V batteries. Bottom left are Polaroid 600 compatible 1980~1990's cameras (OneStep express, Sun660), that most people are familiar with with the iconic "Polaroid border". On the bottom right is the 2000~current Fuji Instax system of instant cameras. One a rebranded Fuji Instax Mini that Polaroid dubbed Mio, and a Fujifilm Instax 200 that uses wide instax film.

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Why am i even mentioning this here? I just notice that Mike Bumbeck on jnc issue #1 has a Polaroid instant land camera.


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 Post subject: Re: Polaroid
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:52 pm 
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tkmedia wrote:
Why am i even mentioning this here? I just notice that Mike Bumbeck on jnc issue #1 has a land camera.


I have two land cameras. :P

I collect old "obsolete" cameras. Been using a '60s Brownie for years by modifying medium format film to fit in it. :tu:

Got a link to where you can get this new stuff?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:25 pm 

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Which model land cameras do you have? New Stuff? You mean the Polaroid 600 compatible packs? They are not yet available. It is said that the first half of 2010 black and white Polaroid 600 compatible instant film will be available. Middle of 2010: Polaroid branded 600 compatible film will be available with the relaunch of the one600 series cameras. End of the year 2010 for compatible Spectra/1200 films.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:55 pm 

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~~my instant film stash feb 2010~~
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tkmedia wrote:
Which model land cameras do you have? New Stuff?


Don't know model names, I'd have to dig through them. :P

None newer than 1975 I'd bet.

Nice film stash, though. :tu:


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Nice film stash, though. :tu:


That's just my instant stash. Still have entire dedicated refrigerator full of 35mm print and slide. Even more 120, 4x5 and 8x10.


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Do you still have good local developers? Or are you processing it yourself?

Most of my local developers went out of business. :cry:


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local? nope. I had a few local, I'm not giving them my business. They messed up one too many of my negs! I'm looking for a new one, I used in CA for years, but they just closed a few weeks ago. I usually send out 120, I hardly ever print, just home develop B&W, and usually scan and print on a computer. I do develop B&W 4x5 and 8x10 sheet film myself. contact print sheet film every once in a while.

Last week, there is someone researching and trying to make their own Polaroid 4x5 sheet film as it's a product that will not be resurrected.

http://new55project.blogspot.com/


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Very cool. I've got a bunch of Brownies and a handful of Land Cameras, I tried years ago to get help finding film for them and found no one locally able to suggest a damn thing, so I gave up. :shrug: I played around a lot with 35mm Minoltas, but not having access to a lab anymore took the fun out of it for me. It's too big a pain to develop at home.

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There are so many different brownies used throughout the years. They took just about every format of roll film except 135. 127 film is somewhat available, there was some production just last year. There are a lot of them just has to be adapted to use different spools for 120, use less 120 film, while other require you to retrofit a new back or cut film.

For 40 series roll film Polaroid Land, they only good option is hack off the back and put a pack film back. If you don't mind shooting one picture at a time, in a darkroom you can just remove a piece of film from a instant pack film, load the neg side facing the lens, close the back without disturbing the reagent. take your shot. to develop, in a darkroom take the film out of the camera, and use a pack film camera or a roller to squeeze the reagent to make the instant film sandwich.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:04 am 

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Converting roll film polaroid to instant pack film, a lot of long steps, but not too hard if you take your time.

Polaroid 150
http://filmwasters.com/forum/index.php?topic=2083.0

Polaroid j66
http://moominsean.blogspot.com/2009/05/ ... d-j66.html

Polaroid 110a
http://moominsean.blogspot.com/2009/05/ ... ation.html

Polaroid 95, 110a, 150
http://option8.110mb.com/polaroid/rollfilm.php

converting auto pack film to manual pack film camera
http://option8.110mb.com/polaroid/packfilm.php


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My dad was a management director for Polaroid for 26 years.. till they closed about 5-6 years ago in the New England area.

We still have a few of those cameras and film somewhere.

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tkmedia wrote:
~~my instant film stash feb 2010~~
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Technically not all that is instant. (as opposed to peel apart/integral film). You will find the Polaroid 125i film is much better now as it has a new emulsion. It gives better skin tones and dries more quickly
We never got 672 film here.

But, EXCELLENT stash there. :tu:


I can give you an excellent distributor.. ohh in oz only of course :wink:

Before Polaroid ceased prod of 600 film, Oz bought tons of it- in fact stock is still widely available here.

FYI- The Impossible Project and summit global are planning many new things for this coming year, in both instant and digital (the Z Cam/ Polaroid Two is already out) I think 600 cameras could be next year, and i here also the Mio will revisit later this year. AT the CES show, they said they were looking at a 600 sized instant digital printer camera - like the Z Cam/Two).

For those who use SX-70 cameras, a company called unsaleable.com or something like that "manufactured" SX-70 film. They simply did what any consumer can do to 600 film to use in an SX-70 camera - cut off the plastic nodules on the 600 film cartridge, and add a neutral density filter.

Ohh, and recently i used S125i, 690 and 667 film that expired in May 2008- worked like a dream. (I use on average 25+ packs per months of various dates/films etc) It's all in how you keep it.

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tkmedia wrote:
Which model land cameras do you have? New Stuff? You mean the Polaroid 600 compatible packs? They are not yet available. It is said that the first half of 2010 black and white Polaroid 600 compatible instant film will be available. Middle of 2010: Polaroid branded 600 compatible film will be available with the relaunch of the one600 series cameras. End of the year 2010 for compatible Spectra/1200 films.


I wouldn't be holding my breath for the 1200/spectra stuff. ..................
I'm looking forward to the B/W coming back into production. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:58 pm 

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The spectra market has pretty much died off. That's where Polaroid made most of their money in industrial, scientific, medical applications.

Do you think the will actually produce 8x10? They say they have the equipment. I'm completely out of 8x10 instant. I used to shoot 8x10 negs all the time for making plates/offset press printing.


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I'm currently hacking these cameras to use more available film.

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The fact that you took a Polaroid photo of your Polaroid camera is awesome on a level I can't begin to describe... :P


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My ladyfriend collects Polaroid cameras, I will be sure to forward this thread to her. Maybe she might even let me post pics of her collection. :mrgreen: :tu:

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she might not like it, when I brutally cut them up with a hack saw filling the air with flying metal bits of shrapnel. :twisted:


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tkmedia wrote:
she might not like it, when I brutally cut them up with a hack saw filling the air with flying metal bits of shrapnel. :twisted:


She probably wouldn't mind it nearly as much as Polaroid naming Lady GaGa as their marketing director. :P

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