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Reliving Polaroid’s Glory Days with the Polaroid Sun 660

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Growing up, there was one object in the house I coveted more than anything else – the Polaroid 600 sitting on the top shelf of our housemates’ dresser. On occasion I’d see it being passed…

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These are the Best Beach Cameras (Film and Digital) Just in Time for Summer

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Summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere) is almost here, and while the sun, the sand, and the sea can be glorious for our bodies and minds they can be murder on delicate…

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These Failed Camera Designs Were (and still are) Pretty Terrible

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Reading the pages of CP, it would be easy to assume that every camera made before the digital age was a masterpiece of design and function. But that’s so, so wrong. Today we enjoy the…

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The Legendary Cameras of James Bond

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I’ll admit it; Ian Fleming’s Bond novels and the resulting franchise of films are one of the guilty pleasures I’ll allow myself. The books that brought the world of 007 to life are, at times,…

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We Shoot Polaroid Originals Duochrome Pink and Blue – Instant Film Profile

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Polaroid Originals recently brought back two fan-favorite films from the days of Impossible Project; Duochrome Pink and Duochrome Blue. These instant films use the same chemistry as the company’s black-and-white film, but substitute the white…

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We Review the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 Instant Camera

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The OneStep 2, the new instant camera from recently formed Polaroid Originals, has arrived. We wrote about the importance of this back when the big announcement dropped, but if you’re still unsure of what we’re…

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Why Polaroid Originals and the New One Step 2 Matter

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It’s been a long time since an announcement from Polaroid has lit the photography world on fire. But that’s what happened Wednesday when the long-dormant inventor of instant cameras unveiled a new brand, a new…

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Polaroid Spectra Pro / Minolta Instant Pro – The Most Creative Polaroid Cameras Around

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In 1990, Minolta and Polaroid both released an improved version of the Spectra camera called the Instant Pro and Spectra Pro, respectively. These cameras were essentially the same as one another (though the licensed-from-Polaroid Minolta…

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Lomo’Instant Wide Instant Camera Review

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Few things in this world are as fun as an instant camera. Just try holding back a smile while watching a camera spit out a white piece of paper on which an image magically materializes.…

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Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 Solves the Problem of the Instant Camera

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When I first heard that a new Instax camera was coming from Fujifilm, I was skeptical. Another instant camera pumping out tiny, expensive prints, I thought. Great. But I was wrong. Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 is an…

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Why I Got Rid of My Camera Collection and Why You Should Too – Maybe

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It took me just over two years of shooting a different camera every week to realize I was ruining myself on cameras. Partly to blame was the simple fact that I run a camera shop…

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5 American Cameras Worth Owning and Shooting

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Today is the 4th of July, and while I’m no history professor, I at least know that this is the day we Americans celebrate the resistance and subsequent victory over our alien invaders way back…

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Polaroid SX-70 Instant Film Camera Review – The Pinnacle of Polaroid

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“You worked at Polaroid?” I asked the question with restrained interest and a hint of weariness. Living where I live, it’s not unusual to run into old guys who spent their primes in the halls…

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5 Polaroid Cameras Worth Owning, Shooting, and Collecting

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Polaroid cameras are a dime a dozen, and utterly fantastic. But some are more fantastic than others. While I love the ubiquitous 600-series machines for their ease of use and their ability to pull me right…

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