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    Fare Thee Well, Type 665...........

    Forgive me if this is old news, but it's new to me and quite sickening.

    Polaroid's website has announced that they are discontinuing type 665 film and current stocks will be gone by the first quarter 2006.

    It really makes me feel ill.....

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    Me too.

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    This is a big blow.

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    Next will be the 55, I guess.
    It's a shame.

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    Is this a positive, or a negative?

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    both, similar to 55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guillaume Zuili
    Next will be the 55...
    I certainly hope not! Apparently they are phasing out components used in the manufacture of 665, but they claim it will not effect the manufacture of T-55.

    We can only hope.

    Site says they only have 77 more paks of 665 in Polaroid stock. Snap it up kids!

    Bill

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    Worth noting that Type 55 and Type 665/85 use different film stocks -- they're one stop different film speed, and even if all other components are identical, discontinuation of the base film means they have to either drop the film, or retool the T55 negative line to cut the 665 and 85 formats and and remarket the new, slightly different pack films. Just not economical, I expect.

    Unlike 665/85, T55 is a pretty good seller, but one never does know...

    Meanwhile, this belongs in Product Availability...
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    Oh crap! I just got my 'roid 250 working.

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    Great timing, I just picked up a 440. Lucky it only cost $5 I guess . . .

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