Polaroid

Our Five Favorite Cameras Not Made in Japan or Germany

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Today’s thought experiment – with so many industry leading cameras coming out of Japan and Germany, what are our favorites not made in those countries?

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Our Favorite Lenses as Chosen by Your Favorite Camera Geeks

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An all-star lineup of camera likers pick their favorite lenses, including JCH, Hamish of 35mmc, and many more. Plus, we want to know your favorite lens!

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A Quick Look at the Polaroid Polaprinter Slide Copier

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Friday afternoon, end of the workweek, and my camera shop employee, Kyle, is walking out the door. I notice for the hundredth time a box in the corner of the office, and call, “Hey we’ve…

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Polaroid Originals Announces Discontinuation of all Spectra Films

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Polaroid Originals today announced that production of all Spectra Series film for classic Polaroid Spectra cameras has been officially discontinued. The news of the discontinuation comes following numerous reports from Spectra camera users over the…

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The Big Shot Polaroid – Andy Warhol’s Pen & Pencil 

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“Mr. Land [Edwin] invented this great camera called a Polaroid, and it just takes the face of the person. There is something about the camera that makes the person look just right. They usually come…

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A Look Back at One of Polaroid’s Last and Best Films – Chocolate 100

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Remember that girlfriend or boyfriend from your youth? That really special person that you still find yourself dreaming about long after you’ve gone your separate ways? That’s how I feel about Polaroid Chocolate 100 film.…

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Pack Film Comeback – Everything You Need to Know About the Supersense Kickstarter

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A new Kickstarter from a familiar face in the instant film community hopes to resurrect the magic of peel-apart pack film. Supersense is an Austrian company led by Florian Kaps, the former founder of Impossible Project.…

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Reliving Polaroid’s Glory Days with the Polaroid Sun 660

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Growing up, there was one object in the house I coveted more than anything else – the Polaroid 600 sitting on the top shelf of our housemates’ dresser. On occasion I’d see it being passed…

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These are the Best Beach Cameras Just in Time for Summer

2400 1350 James Tocchio

Summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere) is almost here, and while the sun, the sand, and the sea can be glorious for our bodies and minds they can be murder on delicate…

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The Legendary Cameras of James Bond

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I’ll admit it; Ian Fleming’s Bond novels and the resulting franchise of films are one of the guilty pleasures I’ll allow myself. The books that brought the world of 007 to life are, at times,…

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We Review the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 Instant Camera

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The OneStep 2, the new instant camera from recently formed Polaroid Originals, has arrived. We wrote about the importance of this back when the big announcement dropped, but if you’re still unsure of what we’re…

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Why Polaroid Originals and the New One Step 2 Matter

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It’s been a long time since an announcement from Polaroid has lit the photography world on fire. But that’s what happened Wednesday when the long-dormant inventor of instant cameras unveiled a new brand, a new…

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Polaroid Spectra Pro / Minolta Instant Pro – The Most Creative Polaroid Cameras Around

2000 1125 James Tocchio

In 1990, Minolta and Polaroid both released an improved version of the Spectra camera called the Instant Pro and Spectra Pro, respectively. These cameras were essentially the same as one another (though the licensed-from-Polaroid Minolta…

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Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 Solves the Problem of the Instant Camera

2000 1125 James Tocchio

When I first heard that a new Instax camera was coming from Fujifilm, I was skeptical. Another instant camera pumping out tiny, expensive prints, I thought. Great. But I was wrong. Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 is an…

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