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Old 10-25-2018, 08:40 PM
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:48 PM
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I remember my father having a Polaroid in the late 1960s. I can't remember the camera but I do remember he shot black and white film and had something in a black tube that he would have to wipe the film with. For all the photos my father took through the 1980s all were done with a Polaroid. He later had one of those cameras that folded to a slim body.

We still have a lot of his photos but I have no clue where the cameras are.

I never had a Polaroid but I did buy a cool Barbie 600 for my daughter in 2000.

This you can guess it I found the camera and yes you can still buy film.

If you know me I'm going to try out anything I can. The freedom on not being limited to one medium.

When you think about it nothing including digital can put a photo in your hands quicker than a Polariod.
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:22 AM
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I have a few Polaroid cameras somewhere in the old farmhouse, but don't remember ever using one, I did have an early Polaroid holder for 4x5 cameras, and used it a little bit. For some people they were great. I'm too much a cheapskate to use expensive film unless absolutely necessary. Some of the cameras, like the SX-70, were cleverly designed.

Edwin Land was one of America's most prolific and ingenious inventers. He was also good at protecting his inventions from copycats. He really gouged Kodak, who had a long-time reputation for encroaching on patents, assuming that the patent holder didn't have the know-how or the means of protecting his rights. If you ever see a Kodak instant camera without the name label, someone used that label to get the pay-out that Kodak made to many of us as part of the settlement Land forced out of them.
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