New Years Eve with the Polaroid

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  1. Ces1um

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    So I had a few people over for New Years Eve and had my new Polaroid onestep 2 out. Took a few photos of my friends kids and gave them to the parents. The kids were fascinated and the parents just raved over seeing a polaroid again. They all just loved having been given a physical print. I even let one of the kids blow through a pack of film taking photos of his parents and my wife and I. He's a really quiet kid so to see him come out of his shell like that was quite shocking. I really think parties are the perfect venue for instant photography. Has anybody else found this?
     
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    Polaroids have always been something special. Even elders feel like kids with one in their hands. My son has never been too much about photography, but after seeing me shooting with that weird (to him) SX-70, he wasted the rest of the pack just like that and now he asks for another one.

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    And a happy New Year to you all!
     
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    That's awesome! I wish that current polaroid film was the equal to the old original polaroid film and priced lower, I'd be shooting it all of the time!
    Younger folks LOVE instant results and they aren't frightened off by wonky colors or slightly out of focus stuff; if whomever is making Polaroid film could get their act completely together they'd dominate the market.
     
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    I agree completely. I find their colour stuff has greatly improved since the impossible days but still just isn't there yet. The colours aren't as vibrant as they should be and you seem to need much more light than a 600 iso film in a camera using a flash should ever need. Their black and white on the other hand- that's much better to shoot with. The exposure and saturation of the photo is so much better and the development time is only about 5 minutes and it's safe from bright light within a minute. I don't find it's sensitive at all to subdued indoor lighting so you can literally sit there and watch it develop right away. I keep my onestep2 out and available at all times. I use it to take random photos of the family when they're doing crazy random things and then post them on the fridge door. I must have about 30 photos on the fridge right now of funny moments and I always get a kick out of looking at them!
     
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