On this date in 1948, the first Polaroid instant picture camera was sold in the United States. When was the last time you took a Polaroid instant photo or even printed a roll of film? How long did you hold on to a roll of film then finally get developed?
I have a ziplock baggie full of film that needs developed. I know there is a shelf life but one of these days I need to take them in and see if any pics can be salvaged.
Hello Michelle, I still have polaroid prints still in pretty good shape.....from the 60 and 70s, Also I take so many rolls of film, I do not get them processed right away.....I actually take the photos faster than I get them printed....lol.....Also check out my blog a day in the life of an Orangutan.......
OK OP, I have a RB67 that I leave a Polaroid back on. It uses FP-100 film. I also shoot mostly film, usually C-41 but I love E-6 (Velvia mostly) and some silver. This is in 135 and 120. I'm starting a LF project that will enable me to shoot 4x5 in some months.
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But again, I digress. I have never owned a digital camera. I still shoot 35mm color transparencies, Fujichrome Provia 100 preferably. Each roll of film is a fairly slow, thoughtful project, unlike with digital, where you can snap away with glee, without concern for wasted frames. Consequently, I shoot one (or two at the most) rolls, and get it developed, before shooting more rolls of film. I once met a guy who said that he would burn through thirty rolls in one day and process them himself with some sort of portable E-6 developing set up. Must be nice to have that sort of disposable income.
Mattihas, that is such a neat picture! Thanks for sharing!
What I thought would be a good, interesting thread ended up turning into something I don't agree in. Yes, everyone has their own sense of humor, their own sense of style of writing, but I don't appreciate what I feel was taken a bit far and really disgusted me by many earlier posts.
On that note, anyone else have any interesting polaroid shots or stories to share?
Thank you Dan for confirming what I thought and felt (still feel) as I read those with my jaw dropped opened. Sickens and saddens me to be honest. I don't think I deserved, nor anyone, to be verbably raped and that's what I feel happened. You're right, there was no humor.
Michelle, years ago I kept an exposed roll of film at least a year (maybe longer) and had it developed. The pictures came out but the color was all wrong. If you're serious about developing your rolls of film, I would not delay.
I've had my last roll of film on my dresser for decades now. I don't think it would be very pleasing to get it developed now. Personally, I'm ecstatic that we are now in the digital age. When the revolution of digital cameras first started I was not impressed with the quality of images I saw produced, but today it looks very good. I enjoy processing my own images and manipulating for enhancement although it's time consuming for me. Last week I ordered a Nikon D600 which should be arriving any time now (possibly today). It was a package deal with several lenses and an optional unit that transmits your images from camera to computer as you take the images. Wait, I here the mail truck... cya later!
Ok... no camera yet, but a nice consolation prize... A check for $150 from the folks who selected one of my images to be used for the cover of our local phone directory. (Second year straight for me!).
Update! My camera was delivered about an hour after the local mail truck came through. It was delivered by UPS instead. :)
I guess the grass may not get mowed today after all!