Posts Tagged ‘polaroid’

Using a 20×24-inch Polaroid to Take Honest Portraits of Movie Stars

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Print of Robert De Niro just out of the camera (screen capture from the video ‘Up Close and Personal’)

Created by Polaroid in 1976, the 20×24-inch instant camera is one of the most unusual and massive pieces of photographic history you can get your hands on (if you’re lucky enough… or have the dough). Fortunately for those of you who want to see the cam in action, photographer Chuck Close managed to do just that in a series of images for Vanity Fair’s 20th Hollywood issue. Read more…

Impossible Project Adds Colorful Frames to Special Edition Film for Polaroid SX-70

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The Impossible Project, the ongoing effort to keep classic Polaroid cameras alive and well-fed, has added a splash of color to its catalog with three new special edition SX-70 that films sport gold, silver and colored borders instead of the usual white. Read more…

Cheesy Polaroid Novelty Product Doles Out Cheese Slices Instead of Instant Pictures

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We’re big fans of cheesy, photo-related novelty products like lens clocks and speakers that look like a Canon DSLR. But when it comes to cheesy, the Polaroid-like Say Cheese Instant Slicer just took the cake… or cheese. Read more…

Crowd Sourcing Innovation: The Polaroid Socialmatic Story

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From a design concept to a crowd-funding campaign to a product backed by a major brand, the Polaroid Socialmatic represents an alternative to traditional product development methods. Is crowd-sourced innovation the shakeup that the photography industry needs? Read more…

Polaroid Ups Its Action Camera Game With Sporty New Models

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Oh GoPro, the action cam crown must rest uneasy on thy sweaty brow. CES has been flush with announcements of new entrants in the wearable camera market, and now Polaroid joins the scrum with a handful of new models. (All manufactured by Polaroid licensee and troubled asset specialist C&A Marketing.) Read more…

Polaroid’s Socialmatic Camera that Looks Like an Instagram Logo Will Arrive this Fall

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We’ve known since late 2012 that the Instagram logo lookalike Socialmatic camera would go from concept to reality, and since early 2013 that it would arrive with Polaroid branding, but now Polaroid is giving us specs and announcing that the Socialmatic will arrive in stores this Fall. Read more…

Polaroll: A Toilet Paper Dispenser Shaped Like a Polaroid Camera… Yes It’s Real

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Okay, there just HAS to be a Polaroid lover and/or hipster on your Christmas list that would absolutely lose it if they unwrapped the Polaroll on December 25th. What is the Polaroll, you ask? It’s a toilet paper roll dispenser that is shaped like a Polaroid SX-70 One Step White/Rainbow camera. Read more…

Polaroid’s iM1836 Mirrorless ILC is No More Thanks to Nikon Lawsuit

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The Polaroid iM1836 has had a rough go of it since it first burst onto the scene at last year’s CES. Nobody seemed to think the camera was anything to write home about, and its similarity to Nikon’s 1-Series cameras was undeniable.

So undeniable, in fact, that earlier this year, Nikon filed a lawsuit to try to get the iM1836 pulled from the shelves. Yesterday, they succeeded. Read more…

Fujifilm Will Soon Discontinue 3×4 Instant B&W Film, Photogs Fight Back

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Fujifilm has confirmed that it will soon stop production of its FP-3000B film, which means that the only black-and-white instant film currently available in the 3×4 format will soon disappear forever. Read more…

Nikon Sues Polaroid, Claims the iM1836 Infringes on the Design of the 1 Series

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It’s not uncommon for cameras to look similar in this day and age. Even the Sony A7 and A7r, which haven’t even been released yet, are being described as “OM-D-like” by rumor sites. But at what point does “similarity” cross the line to “infringement.”

Well, if you need an example, just take a look at Polaroid’s iM1836, because Nikon is filing a lawsuit against the company and camera manufacturer Sakar International over just that. Read more…