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Queenie
05-01-09, 07:47 PM
I thoguht I might be able to get some direction in THIS section rather than in Off Topic.

I've been looking for an instant film polaroid camera but cannot find one. Polaroid have been saying for a while that they are bringing them back out but they havent yet and I'd rather not get a second hand one off ebay (if I don't have to)

So I was wondering if anyone on here has someone or somewhere I could go to for the ancient camera?

Help appreciated.
Cheers -Steff

kev.inc
05-01-09, 08:01 PM
My gf is also looking for one and apparently you can get them at Teds Camerahouse at Circular Quay I think it was.

Shiri
05-01-09, 08:05 PM
Ebay is easily the cheapest and most range

http://shop.ebay.com.au/items/__polaroid-600_W0QQ_nkwZpolaroidQ20600Q20QQ_dmptZAUQ5fVintage Q5fCamerasQQ_fscrZ1QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em19

Queenie
05-01-09, 08:24 PM
My gf is also looking for one and apparently you can get them at Teds Camerahouse at Circular Quay I think it was.

Ted's? OK sweet. Calling tomorrow! LOL


Ebay is easily the cheapest and most range

http://shop.ebay.com.au/items/__polaroid-600_W0QQ_nkwZpolaroidQ20600Q20QQ_dmptZAUQ5fVintage Q5fCamerasQQ_fscrZ1QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em19

Thanks Shiri - I've seen them too. If I can get a new one though I'd prefer that...

Mike.V?!
05-01-09, 08:41 PM
I read somewhere recently that they've stopped manufacturing the film. Is that true?

rusty1
05-01-09, 09:00 PM
As quoted;

"In February 2008, Polaroid announced it would discontinue production of film, shut down three factories and lay off 450 workers.[1][2] Sales of chemical film by all makers have dropped by at least 25% per year in this decade, and the decline is likely to accelerate. Fujifilm is now the only remaining supplier of instant film in the United States."

Shiri
05-01-09, 09:04 PM
I read somewhere recently that they've stopped manufacturing the film. Is that true?

Actually, I found out they are still making film, they just aren't making the particular film used in some of the older cameras. The current film can be modified for older polaroids. Check out the Polaroid website.

Brucey
05-01-09, 09:50 PM
One of my friends had 4 polaroid camera's. I can ask her for info on where she got hers from if you would like.

milkman
05-01-09, 09:55 PM
I got one! look fwd to using it, if I can find the film..

StanTheMan
06-01-09, 08:39 AM
Just out of interest. And I'm serious. Why the old polaroid.


just because you can? Doesn't the pic deteriorate after some time?

Queenie
06-01-09, 12:10 PM
One of my friends had 4 polaroid camera's. I can ask her for info on where she got hers from if you would like.

That would be awesome! Thanks


Just out of interest. And I'm serious. Why the old polaroid.
just because you can? Doesn't the pic deteriorate after some time?

Exactly, because I can.
Ive always wanted one - I've got a polaroid photo from my 5th birthday (now 20) and it is still perfect.

gimic
06-01-09, 12:35 PM
You can still purchase 600 Film which is what the majority of Polaroids use, but it ain't cheap.

minix3
06-01-09, 02:49 PM
People in Hong Kong were going gaga over these a year or so ago:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/man312jp/buyeasyworkshop/new_imlisting_photo/fuji_instax_mini7s/7s_mini_pink_100_packs.jpg

They don't come out the standard Polaroid picture size though. I believe you can get them at this shop in Capitol Square at the top of the escalator. Otherwise you can get one off ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Fuji-Polaroid-mini-7s-Instant-Camera-Instax-Pinkfilm100_W0QQitemZ110331864960QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZFilm_Cameras?hash=item110331864960&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50#ebayphot ohosting) that is "new".

Mike.V?!
06-01-09, 03:36 PM
You can still purchase 600 Film which is what the majority of Polaroids use, but it ain't cheap.

Yeah seriously. I've been seeing it sell on eBay for what works out to over $1 per shot.

wngo
07-01-09, 12:04 AM
I still have my Polariod I-Zone, still works but no film.
http://s2.thisnext.com/media/230x230_no_border/Polaroid-i-Zone-Pocket-Instant_C1497DB4.jpg

rodent
07-01-09, 12:41 AM
I'm also pretty sure they had recently stopped manufacturing the film for these cameras. AFAIK the 600 series film you see being sold are the last you'll be able to get, so stock up on it while you can.


Actually, I found out they are still making film, they just aren't making the particular film used in some of the older cameras. The current film can be modified for older polaroids. Check out the Polaroid website.

Shiri I think that's the old SX-70 film you were referring to there, that went out of production a few years ago which upset quite a few arty types.

wilch
07-01-09, 06:49 AM
"(Polaroid) has filed voluntary petition for reorganisation under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in order to facilitate the company's ongoing financial restructuring process," the company said in a statement. "The financial structuring process and the bankruptcy filing are the result of events at Petters Group Worldwide, the company that has owned Polaroid since 2005," Polaroid said.

Polaroid file for bankruptcy (http://news.smh.com.au/technology/instant-photo-inventor-polaroid-files-for-bankruptcy-20081220-72h0.html)

gimic
07-01-09, 12:21 PM
Polaroid file for bankruptcy (http://news.smh.com.au/technology/instant-photo-inventor-polaroid-files-for-bankruptcy-20081220-72h0.html)

Read on though...


Polaroid said the bankruptcy filing "will not impact day-to-day operations for employees, customers, retailers and suppliers."

"We expect to continue our operations as normal during the reorganisation and are planning for new product launches in 2009," Polaroid chief executive Mary Jeffries said.


The investigation was launched into it's parent company, not Polaroid itself. I'd imagine film stock would still be obtainable for a little while longer. I hope so anyway.

wilch
07-01-09, 02:01 PM
ooh, lol. my bad

Brucey
07-01-09, 11:43 PM
Brucey
One of my friends had 4 polaroid camera's. I can ask her for info on where she got hers from if you would like.

Queenie

That would be awesome! Thanks


Well i got a email back from my friend with alot of information.
It is too long to post here, but pm your email address and ill send it to you.

mitch_f1
16-01-09, 07:50 PM
Everything polaroid is stopped being made. They are now doing a Pogo thing, which is like an instant printer; take the pic with your digi camera, and print it instantly on this printer.

The cameras are not being made. Ebay is the best and cheapest way to go about that. As for film, Paxtons still stock it, but as with everywhere else they are just using up what is left in the warehouse.

hope it helps.

Rkds
27-05-09, 12:17 AM
a shop in cabramatta stocks polaroid stuff i saw it the other day :)

plenty of film

kev.inc
27-05-09, 12:21 AM
I have a Polaroid one600 Pro for sale if anyone is interested.
I also have film for sale too. Not much though.

PM me for more info. :)

Taz_
27-05-09, 12:31 AM
People in Hong Kong were going gaga over these a year or so ago:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/man312jp/buyeasyworkshop/new_imlisting_photo/fuji_instax_mini7s/7s_mini_pink_100_packs.jpg

They don't come out the standard Polaroid picture size though. I believe you can get them at this shop in Capitol Square at the top of the escalator. Otherwise you can get one off ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Fuji-Polaroid-mini-7s-Instant-Camera-Instax-Pinkfilm100_W0QQitemZ110331864960QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZFilm_Cameras?hash=item110331864960&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50#ebayphot ohosting) that is "new".

I saw a jot Japanese girl with one of these and a Nikon DSLR in Prague. The image/film prints that come out of these are in a different size to normal polaroids...they are more landscape format, bit look tiny.