Goodbye to Polaroid

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  1. Socrates

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    old news. They are going to make digital cameras.

    Also Fuji will continue to make Polaroid film. So if you still have a camera or a polaroid back for your Hasselblad your fine.
     
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    Fuji will continue to make instant film, but they don't make instant sheet film in either 4x5 or 8x10 at the moment, and they don't make as wide a variety as Polaroid did. They may, of course, choose to expand their range into instant sheet film. There is an announcement promised for early next month.

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    yup.. Helen is right...

    no one is making the alternative to the TimeZero film either... which pretty much means the end of polaroid manipulations as a netch artistic form.
     
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    They bought the formula from polaroid.

    Just what I had been told by a teacher.
     
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    The film era is pretty much has come to an end. This is the same fate as the VHS video format.

    I bought a panasonic video camera, state of the art camera that use VHSC cassete. I still have it now and it works perfect with top class image reproduction. Regardless what is the result - I know the time has come for me to find the hard drive video camera, or at least a DVD format.
    It is pain in the neck to rewind or fast forward the cassete to find specific moment.

    Good bye VHS and good bye film, and please just go peacefully.:lol:
     
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    Polaroid stopping production of their formats is a long cry from the "end of film".
     
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    Yeah I have to agree with usayit, film is still very much alive and kicking. Its not as popular, but far far far from dead.
     
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    Personally I think film will always exist it'll just be more of a niche product. The same way you can still buy records and a lot of people feel their a better media ... just not as popular.

    Whatev... to each their own.
     
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    I guess since film is dead, I better go and get rid of my film cameras and buy a digital that will be obsolete in less than a year. Any one want to buy a freezer full of Velvia?
     
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    lol that sounds like a dream come true jwkwd, a freezer full?! I need to start buying a bunch of film lol. I hear that velvia is pretty saturated too, *drools* lol
     
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    You mean Betamax is returning?
     

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