Photography Tips Online HomepageBeginning Photography Tips
Forum Home Forum Home | Camera Talk | Traditional Photography
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Polaroid
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Polaroid

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
CharlieHol View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 22 Oct 2013
Posts: 0
Post Options Post Options   Quote CharlieHol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Polaroid
    Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 12:40pm
So, I recently bought a Polaroid off Ebay...for fun :) Then I realised how expensive the film is for it, and you don't even get that many shots. So I was wondering if someone else has one and if so, have you tried the film that is out of date being sold on Ebay? I'm tempted to get that instead but I am not sure if it will be good quality.
Back to Top
horizon View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 06 Jan 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 2413
Post Options Post Options   Quote horizon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 9:45pm
Having used alot of film in the past and still do, I keep my film in the fridge to may the rate at which they deteriorate slow down. So if they have been stored in the fridge for a long time, there is still a good chance that they will be ok. However, if it has been subjected to say a hot car, then its probably not going to be any good.

But as such, I have never used the self developing film used for a polaroid camera.

Although in the past and probably still do, those who still use medium format film camera's might be using a back loaded with polaroid film. But with the ease of digital these days, most of the pro's would be using a DSLR as to preview their shoot if they were going to shoot film.

Hope it helps.

Regards,
Craig
Camera's are tools, use what is right for you.
Please dont edit my photo's.
My Gallery
Back to Top
deanmearag View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 20 Mar 2014
Posts: 0
Post Options Post Options   Quote deanmearag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2014 at 9:08am
Well, it's better if you get the ones that are new. I've bought one before and the film didn't work.
Back to Top
Curtis R365 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 12 Jun 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 0
Post Options Post Options   Quote Curtis R365 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2014 at 7:28am
I knew this already and since my uncle has been shooting for 7 years now I always take his advice before buying such expensive cameras.
Back to Top
jannatul18 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar
spammer

Joined: 20 Nov 2014
Location: Bangladesh
Posts: 117
Post Options Post Options   Quote jannatul18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2015 at 10:16am
I have no experience till now but I did see one of my friends is using it and he also complained the same.
Back to Top
Rammy_71 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar
spammer

Joined: 26 Apr 2017
Location: Charleston,SC
Posts: 0
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rammy_71 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Apr 2017 at 3:46pm
To my mind, Polaroid is a trustworthy photo gear
Michael Seaflower
Back to Top
Eireann View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 19 May 2017
Posts: 15
Post Options Post Options   Quote Eireann Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2017 at 3:54pm
I'm a big fan of polaroids. My favourite was an old Diana F.
Yes, the film is very expensive, but I really only used them for special occassions when I was willing to splash out on the film.
Back to Top
Mazilla View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar
spammer

Joined: 13 Aug 2017
Posts: 10
Post Options Post Options   Quote Mazilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2017 at 9:46pm
There is one alternative to Polaroid instant film that is slightly cheaper, but you’re not going to be able to use Polaroid cameras. The Fuji Instax system has cheaper, but still not cheap, instant film. However, I generally don’t like the film as much for artistic purposes and the cameras aren’t as fun. However, if you need to buy a huge amount of instant film for a wedding or event, it’s probably your best choice.
If cost is important, 35mm film shooting is a better alternative in the analogue world. However, going digital is always the cheapest option, as excellent DSLRs and point and shoots have never been more affordable. Analogue photography is fun, but sadly, it will never be cheap.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.

FREE Photography Course: Start learning photography today with Karl Taylor's Free Photography Course.

Complete your photography knowledge with Karl Taylor Photography Courses.