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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    I consider instant photography to be in the 'point and shoot' digital image category; not intended for 'Serious Photography'.
    I hope never to turn into a "serious" photographer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Let's see: ... flash is on 100% of the time
    The last few versions of the Kodak Instant Cameras were flash every time. Film contrast was a little high and adding full time fill-in flash greatly improved image quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Looks like I have 3 choices for instant cameras.

    1. The new Instax Neo. Pros: finally a serious camera from Fujifilm. Cons: Small images. No monochrome.
    2. Instax 210. Pros: Nice sized photographs. Great color. Cons: A joke of a camera, no monochrome.
    3. A Polaroid Land camera: Pros: both color and monochrome. Good image size. Cons: Old camera, hard to find in China, questionable reliability.

    Tough call.....each option has an appeal to me.
    You could also shoot instant in a "serious" camera. Peel-apart Fuji in my Speed Graphic is a lot of fun, and a lot easier than stuffing Instax into 4x5 holders individually.

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    To me, neither the equipment nor the film define "serious" photography; rather it is the intent of the photographer and the images produced.

    In 2006 I was in Yosemite and had my SX-70 with me. I made a photo of El Capitan and of Half Dome that impressed me with the creaminess and tone of the colors - right then I knew I had two keepers (which I later scanned and enlarged to 8x10). These two are among my very favorite photos that I've made over the last 30 years with various formats and media. I suppose if I'd used 35mm, or whatever - even digital, I might be able to tweak the results to look similar -- but I knew the shots had an amazing look right after I took them.
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    Ratty - did you ever snag an instant camera? I got my oldest a 250 land camera for his birthday and loved his shots so much I found a 360 for myself but am having some issues with it.

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    Polaroid Polagraph 400. Miss it terribly.
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    Marie Consindas and Andy Warhol has been doing serious work. When I shot professionally back in the day, I only use Polaroid to proof for the "real" film. I'm not Consindas nor Warhol, but Polaroids by them are precious art objects.

    http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/...rie-consindas/
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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