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    Cool 8x10 Polaroid

    Does anyone know what the deal is with 8x10 polaroid?
    Did they license it? Will Fuji make it?
    I need help!!!

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    I'd love to know, too.

    8x10 Polaroid ain't cheap, but it has wonderful characteristics if you like its look and feel.
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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    There have been mentions of both Fuji and Ilford/Harman being "in discussions" with the owners of Polaroid, but no announcements of any decisions, either way.

    I love the look of 8x10 Polaroid, even as expensive (and often wasteful) as it is. But, I'm not holding my breath.

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    then what does one do to do test shots?

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    Process them on the spot.

    I've been experimenting with monobath development, which was one of the methods used before Polaroid, but just for B&W. I gather that in furniture studios where they regularly shot in 11x14", it wasn't unusual to use B&W as a proofing medium for color.

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    that would take too much time. i need quick results.

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    Quote Originally Posted by franklphoto View Post
    that would take too much time. i need quick results.
    Have not heard this on the LF forum before

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    Until someone licenses it and make us happy, try this.

    8x10 to 4x5 reducing back (not hard to make) with Fuji instant film. Not the whole frame, but at least you get the gist and can correct for exposure.

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    Quote Originally Posted by lenser View Post
    Until someone licenses it and make us happy, try this.

    8x10 to 4x5 reducing back (not hard to make) with Fuji instant film. Not the whole frame, but at least you get the gist and can correct for exposure.

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    Re: 8x10 Polaroid

    Quote Originally Posted by franklphoto View Post
    that would take too much time. i need quick results.
    Monobath processing isn't as quick as Polaroid, of course, but you can have a negative ready to wash after processing in a single solution in about 6 minutes (faster with some formulas, but those typically require more exotic chemicals). It could be done in a changing tent, and if there is no more 8x10" Polaroid, the options for proofing become Fuji instant film in a different format or digital.

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