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Post Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:19 pm

"Gimme a hard copy right there."

Wait...no you can't in November, 2019...or November, 2009, for that matter. Polaroid has given up on instant photography. That distinctive whirr of the Esper unit spitting out an SX-70 hard copy photo...it will be history in 2009. That is, unless another company buys the technology from what is left of Polaroid.
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Post Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:05 am

Re: "Gimme a hard copy right there."

msgeek wrote:That distinctive whirr of the Esper unit spitting out an SX-70 hard copy photo...it will be history in 2009.

Only the sound of it that is... ;-)
As we all know it takes technology much more advanced than from Polaroid or anybody else for that matter to store three-dimensional photographs on glossy paper (I know, it's not the Esper print-out but the input so to speak, indulge me) with enough resolution to zoom in manifold times... ;) ;) ;)

Have a better one,
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Post Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:41 am

Re: "Gimme a hard copy right there."

msgeek wrote:Wait...no you can't in November, 2019...or November, 2009, for that matter. Polaroid has given up on instant photography. That distinctive whirr of the Esper unit spitting out an SX-70 hard copy photo...it will be history in 2009. That is, unless another company buys the technology from what is left of Polaroid.

Printers won't be obsolete in 2019.
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Post Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:59 pm

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deleted wrote:Printers won't be obsolete in 2019.


Yes, but Polaroid cameras certainly will be. And the Esper in Blade Runner used a Polaroid camera's guts to spit out the "hard copy." Which was clearly an SX-70 photo, probably taken by someone in the prop department.
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:21 am

Re: "Gimme a hard copy right there."

msgeek wrote:
deleted wrote:Printers won't be obsolete in 2019.


Yes, but Polaroid cameras certainly will be. And the Esper in Blade Runner used a Polaroid camera's guts to spit out the "hard copy." Which was clearly an SX-70 photo, probably taken by someone in the prop department.

Wow, alright, you win. ;-)
It's been ages since I've last seen a real Polaroid being taken.
But I've seen it. It's cool when the colors start to develop...
At least I remember having seen them.
Hm.
Memories.
Polaroids.
Which fade faster??
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:15 am

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msgeek wrote:unless another company buys the technology from what is left of Polaroid.


that's the point. don't worry, people :wink:
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:51 am

With the advent of digital photography, "Instant" Polaroid pictures aren't really instant anymore, or as crisp and clear.

I have an old polaroid and my kids still love it when I get a film pack for it and snap a few pics, even when they're grainy or dull, they love to wave the pictures to "help them develop".

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