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Tuesday
Apr262016

Damn you Fuji!

I've always been keen to point out that the older style Polaroid (and Fujifilm FP100) give better results than Impossible Project 'spit the chip' types. So imagine my dismay at the news that Fuji is about to discontinue it. Perhaps it was too much of a challenge to their Instax line. This effectively orphans not only older folding Pola's but also Pola backs for medium format cameras like Hasselblad and Mamiya RB67, specilaised Polaroid cameras for microscopes and slide copying, four image passport cameras (great fun) and others. This news comes on the heels of their decision to discontinue 5x4 film packs, over a year ago. 

The price of FP100c and bw has already jumped from $25 or so to over $35 in expectation of dwindling stocks. I understand that some boutique film pack makers in the US may be producing or about to produce their own versions in classic film pack size (quarter plate) including the legendary P/N type which they're already doing in 5x4 - film that gave you both a print AND a negative. Imagine, a 5x4 instant black and white test print and an easy develop negative (just soak in water and dry later). I hope this is true.

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