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    What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    I have an unopened box of Type 54 that expired in 1992. I know Type 55 seems to be popular as people purchase the stuff even if it is very expired. What is the difference between the two? I can't seem to find really any info on type 54 but tons on type 55.

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    Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

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    Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    Type 54 gives just the print -- no negative.

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    Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    I had found the B&H link but couldn't make heads or tails of it as I have no experience with 55 or 54. But knowing only the print is made is what I was looking for, thanks for the quick replies

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    Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stahlke View Post
    After just 8 years, do you still feel as smart as you did in the year 2012?

    If you just wrote few words, we may know what actually was the difference between type 54 and type 55.

    I am sorry, I hope that this lmgfy just dies. Nobody else than us is there to keep the knowledge.

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    Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Thank you! I think I had it figured out, Type 55 is ISO 50 and Type 54 is ISO 100. Type 55 gives also a negative and Type 54 does not (but I am not sure about this), Type 54 is coaterless (but I have no idea what it really means).

    I must say that I was really irritated by the old comment. If you googling something and the first link promises to give you an answer but it just redirects you back to google then it really grinds my gears.

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    Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    I understand. Finding old Polaroid information has become very challenging!

    Some of the old B&W prints were not stable and oxidized after development. A tube with a fluid-soaked swab was provided so after development the print was coated with a plastic-like coating.

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    Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    Quote Originally Posted by erian View Post
    After just 8 years, do you still feel as smart as you did in the year 2012?

    If you just wrote few words, we may know what actually was the difference between type 54 and type 55.

    I am sorry, I hope that this lmgfy just dies. Nobody else than us is there to keep the knowledge.
    If Google didn't answer your question try looking up www.polaroid.com on the wayback machine. You can find the full specs there.
    And try to grow a sense of humor. I find life is much less stressful with a well developed sense of humor.
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