Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bye bye, Polaroid

2008 is the last year Polaroid will keep making film. You should be able to get through early 2009 until the stock runs out, but there's likely to be a rush on what's left by instant photo enthusiasts.

I never was into Polaroids, but I think they're cool, and certainly they've become a part of pop culture. I've heard of fashion photographers using Polaroid backs on their Hasselblad cameras, checking exposure before a shoot.

Digital has killed any hopes Polaroid once had to continue as a viable film camera company; one instant medium has been supplanted by another. RIP, Polaroid pictures. Keep on refining your PoGo printer, it looks like a promising little niche product.

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