Posts Tagged ‘polaroid’

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…

Lomography’s New Diana Model Comes Complete With Instax Instant Film Back

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Medium-format, questionable build and instant prints? Lomography has hit yet another trifecta with the new Diana F+ Instant Film, a low-fi shooter that adds instant printing capability to one of the company’s most popular models. Read more…

Blast From The Past: Classic Commercial for the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera

One month ago today, the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera — a camera that TIME’s own Harry McCracken called “the greatest gadget of all time” — celebrated its 41st birthday. When it came out it was absolutely revolutionary, and to get the word out, Polaroid put together a few ads to show off the instant shooter. Read more…

Hacking an Old Polaroid Big Shot So That It Syncs with Modern Day Flashes

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A lot of people love the “vintage look” in photography these days.

Of course, it’s one thing is to capture it with the plethora of software readily available — or by applying “vintage filters” (like the ones on Instagram) to a digital image — and it’s another thing entirely to get old technology to work for us today and create photographs just like we would have done 30, 40 or even 100 years ago. Read more…

The Joys of Instant Photography

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A few months ago, I was in Los Angeles and grabbed coffee with my friend Eric Steelberg. Eric’s a talented cinematographer and mentioned a piece of gear he wanted me to check out. Expecting the latest digital gadget to appear out of his bag, I was surprised to see him pull out a large brick of a camera that I’d never seen before. It was a Polaroid 180 Land Camera from the 1970s. Read more…

Andy Warhol’s 1986 SX-70 Polaroid Land Camera Selling on eBay for $50,000

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Iconic artist Andy Warhol is a legend in the arts community. The Andy Warhol Museum — which contains a massive archive of his creations — is actually the largest US museum dedicated to a single artist.

But one thing the museum doesn’t have that you could — assuming you have about $50K in spare change hidden under you couch cushions — is Andy Warhol’s personal SX-70 Polaroid Land Camera. Read more…

How to Make Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

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Earlier this year I tried Polaroid emulsion lifts for the first time. An emulsion lift (or emulsion transfer) is when the emulsion layer is removed from a sheet of instant film and then transferred to a different surface.

I’ve always thought they would be hard to do and was surprised at how easy and fun it was, so I thought I’d put together a little step by step guide to making instant film lifts!
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The Polaroid Picture Was Instantaneous, But It Was Artists Who Made It Eternal

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“I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do,” Chuck Close told an NPR interviewer when Polaroid stopped making instant film in 2008. He wasn’t the only artist attached to the medium.
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This LEGO OneStep Instant Camera Can Eject a Tiny Polaroid Picture

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based photographer Chris McVeigh is incredibly good at building camera replicas with LEGO pieces. Last month we featured his LEGO recreation of the Leico M9-P Hermes rangefinder camera.

Now McVeigh (who goes by the name “Powerpig” online), is back with a beautiful new camera creation. This time he has built a Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Rainbow instant camera.
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