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Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film

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Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film. Polaroid is quite a remarkable photographic medium. Quite apart from the instantaneous imaging it could provide, the prints themselves are quite unique in their characteristics. Polaroid introduced the Type 55 P/N  film back in 1961. It produces both a positive print as well as a black and white […]

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polaroid type 55 positive negative film

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Polaroid Type 55 Pos Neg Deep River walpole

Polaroid type 55 positive negative film. Some of my final images made during a hiking trip in November made on this beautiful 4×5 film which was well past its expiry date by a few years and needed using. The image was processed after I returned from my trip, I seldom developed out the polaroid in the field, rather I […]

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My Last Polaroid Type 55 PN

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A few days ago I was camping on the south coast, hiking and photographing with my 4×5 field camera. In my back pack I had my few last remaining sheets of Polaroid Type 55 PN film and my 4×5 Polaroid film holder. Years ago, Polaroid Australia kindly donated some Polaroid Type 55 PN to me […]

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Groundhogs Day

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Jarrah blossom and seed pods, Western Australia

Jarrah tree blossoms Urban Landscape Perth Polaroid Type 55.  I often rise early before sunrise. I like to think its because I am a dedicated landscape photographer, but truth is this: the cat has me trained so well to let her out at that time in the morning it has become a habit. When I […]

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Dune Cabbage Polaroid PN Type 55 Cape Leeuwin Augusta 4×5 Sheet Film

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Dune Cabbage (Arctotheca populifolia)

Even in this age of digital cameras, there is still something truly amazing about  Polaroid Type 55 positive/negative film. Rated at about 32ISO (rather than the recommended 50ISO), this film is capable of recording superb detail and tonalities. With Polaroid Type 55 4×5 film, each exposure yielded a positive 4×5 polaroid print and a 4×5 […]