Polaroid to relaunch line of instant cameras, hires Lady Gaga as creative director.

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I love film, I'd use it more often if I still had a darkroom. I am also a fan of creative mediums or using polaroid in a more creative manner. That said, this is a waste of time for Polaroid really. Unfortunately I doubt they can reinvent the medium so much that it would appeal to the youngins.
     
  3. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Ahhhh… Polaroids

    Takes me back to my childhood… discovering a little stash of intimate pics under a bed.

    :p
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Sorry, instant gratification has been fulfilled by digital. Polaroid film is dead.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. This is going to go nowhere.
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I am wondering if this would become a niche market. Sort of like Holga's etc. I think it will be interesting to see how this turns out.
     
  7. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Oh I don't know about that... I bought a Polaroid off eBay about 18 months ago and it's been a huge hit at house parties and even been taken on two hen parties by my housemate. People still love the Polaroid, it's method of picture production, the fact that it is still film i.e. that picture is a one off, even the picture quality lends itself to a fun vibe - it just seems to capture the mood so much better. And it is great to use more creatively too for that reason.

    The camera itself was really cheap, but the film isn't and will be getting more expensive unless this push continues with a good bulk production. At the moment it works out at about £1.10 ($1.77) a shot!
     
  8. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

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    I lol'ed so hard when I saw this. :mad:
     
  9. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Disagree with you, I hope, digital cameras still have there faults certainly the cheaper models, slow picture taking time, tiny screen, over complex controls, photos get forgotten about on the hd or camera memory.
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    Same here. To say I was grossed out is an understatement. I mean, my parents actually did it. Bleurgh!

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  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I love Polaroids. Some Polaroid photos are naturally so gritty, hazy, and contrasty, with a really stylized tint to it that digital photographers need to work at to replicate. With Polaroids, it's as if every moment of your social life is a scene in a softcore retro porn.
     
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    I got one Nov '08. And people do go ******* crazy when you pull it out at pretty much any social occasion (and very very annoyingly are always trying to drunkenly snatch the photos - at a pound a go they're mine) but none of them have gone and bought their own.

    Even the friend who still has the Polaroid she got when she was about 7 (oh how I envied her) hasn't dug out her old one and grabbed some film for it.
     
  14. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    The title of the thread has it correct, Polaroid the company (which is not the same company you remember, even last year) is making a couple of new integral film cameras. But instant films have nothing to do with Polaroid anymore.

    Polaroid is out of the film game...forever.

    www.theimpossibleproject.com is relaunching compatible integral films for these cameras and should continue to do so for the future.

    Fuji continues to make the peel apart packfilms (not the ubiquitous "shake it" kind you remember, but the rectangular stuff they used for IDs).

    To say that digital killed Polaroid, whatever. But to say it killed instant films means you have no idea what you are talking about because instant films were killed long before digital by bad business decisions and marketing.
     

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