Sunday, February 10, 2008

Polaroid To Stop Manufacting Instant Film

Technology has caused another photo giant to drop a previously popular product. Polaroid has announced it will stop producing instant film next year. They began producing instant film in 1948.
Special polaroid film-backs were manufactured for professional cameras. Prior to digital, we used those to do "test shots". You simply inserted a "dark slide" into the film back on your camera (you could do that in mid-roll), removed it from the camera, and attached the polaroid back.
I also had a professional polaroid "ID" camera for taking instant passport photos.

Here's an online story:


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