Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Rangefinder Forum > Rangefinder Photography Discussion

Rangefinder Photography Discussion General discussions about Rangefinder Photography. This is a great place for questions and answers that are not addressed in a specific category. Take note there is also a General Photography forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

SX70 film broken now discontinued...
Old 10-21-2005   #1
Rob
rangefinder camera magnet
 
Rob is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atlanta, Ga. USA
Age: 61
Posts: 477
SX70 film broken now discontinued...

Polaroid made a change to the film and it cant be manipulated anymore. Dont know when this happened so it may make stocking up difficult not knowing when they changed it. I guess they gave up and then decided to just cancel making it.
From the alternative camera msg board.
http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-...?msg_id=00Dklo
guess they thought we needed more of those stupid Izone cameras instead...
I wonder what products they even sell these days? Rebadge 35mm film? low quality polaroid 600 film cameras? ID photo systems? nope thats mostly digital now...their digital scanners and cameras arent anything special either...Maybe they sell a few Spectra cameras but cant be many. Their pack films they still make but sales of that must be declining rapidly...
Rob
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=367'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-21-2005   #2
Stephan
Large Format
 
Stephan's Avatar
 
Stephan is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 341
I just spent 80 euros on 20 4*5" polaroid sheets, so they still sell those... Unfortunately, I need them for a course otherwise I'd just use digital for previews and be done with the useless expense. That's about 5$ for a damn preview shot, what a bloody waste of money.
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-21-2005   #3
bmattock
Registered User
 
bmattock's Avatar
 
bmattock is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit Area
Age: 58
Posts: 10,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob
Polaroid made a change to the film and it cant be manipulated anymore. Dont know when this happened so it may make stocking up difficult not knowing when they changed it. I guess they gave up and then decided to just cancel making it.
From the alternative camera msg board.
http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-...?msg_id=00Dklo
guess they thought we needed more of those stupid Izone cameras instead...
I wonder what products they even sell these days? Rebadge 35mm film? low quality polaroid 600 film cameras? ID photo systems? nope thats mostly digital now...their digital scanners and cameras arent anything special either...Maybe they sell a few Spectra cameras but cant be many. Their pack films they still make but sales of that must be declining rapidly...
Rob
Polaroid was bankrupt for a long time, and was purchased by Petters Group:

Polaroid Purchase New Announcement

Petters Group now operates Polaroid, but they just churn out what Polaroid already makes or made previously, and will not be introducing new products, etc. They license the use of the Polaroid name, none of that junk is made by Polaroid.

Quote:
Petters Consumer Brands, a wholly owned independent operating company of Petters Group Worldwide, creates partnerships with global manufacturers to develop products and brand extensions for distribution through retail, Internet, catalog, and specialty channels.
For all intents and purposes, Polaroid no longer exists. It is just a name now. All remaining products will be killed off as soon as sales drop enough.

Sorry to be such a downer.

Best Regards,

Bill Mattocks
__________________
Immanentizing the eschaton since 1987.
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-21-2005   #4
Rob
rangefinder camera magnet
 
Rob is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atlanta, Ga. USA
Age: 61
Posts: 477
Bill is right, I just dont see much value in the polaroid name tho...It would be nice if someone could take Ilford, Agfa and polaroid under one roof, streamline it to produce the best film and paper products of each that still have a use and following and get rid of rebadged chinese scanners and cheap plastic film cameras and create some new inexpensive but good performing cameras we would use and then do some marketing.
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=367'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-21-2005   #5
aizan
Registered User
 
aizan's Avatar
 
aizan is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Torrance, CA
Age: 37
Posts: 4,540
why would they change timezero film? the *******s!
__________________
Ugly Cameras
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-21-2005   #6
bmattock
Registered User
 
bmattock's Avatar
 
bmattock is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit Area
Age: 58
Posts: 10,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob
Bill is right, I just dont see much value in the polaroid name tho...
You and I don't, but our parent's generation still remembers Polaroid with fondness. For an example of how brand names live on even though they are nothing like the original products:

Bell & Howell -> Bowe Bell + Howell (http://www.bellhowell.com/) They are not in the camera biz, they license the name to cheap Chinese camera marketers):

http://www.thpsales.com

But so many people remember Bell & Howell will look at these cameras and think they're in the same league with Canon, Nikon, etc, that the name has meaning, even if for you and I, it does not.

Best Regards,

Bill Mattocks
__________________
Immanentizing the eschaton since 1987.
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-21-2005   #7
jdos2
Registered User
 
jdos2's Avatar
 
jdos2 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio USA
Age: 51
Posts: 1,188
Sad to see Polaroid go, I was.

But the Fuji versions are better...


Not to say that anything will ever replace good ol' Time Zero.
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-25-2005   #8
Poptart
Screw Loose & Fancy-Free
 
Poptart's Avatar
 
Poptart is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 639
The manipulation thing never worked well for me anyway; so will the new T-0 still be available or not?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Rolleiflex TLR users here? Rob TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 294 02-03-2008 06:40
A digital dude's first experience of film rangefinders hinius Rangefinder Photography Discussion 30 05-18-2006 06:08
Forsaking all film for digital bmattock Rangefinder Photography Discussion 59 01-24-2006 12:13
Film, Processing, and Scanners bmattock Rangefinder Photography Discussion 26 12-06-2005 18:48
Tri-X in a Llyod bulkloader? Skinny McGee Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 04-01-2005 03:39



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:07.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.