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December 31, 2008

First, let us observe a moment of silence as we say farewell to Polaroid, which officially stops manufacturing film today. For nearly 60 years, Dr. Land's invention revolutionized both professional and snapshot photography, and was a tool many photographers couldn't live without. But now it's time to say good-bye to Polaroid types 669, 667, 664, 690, and 600. While digital has replaced much of the need for instant film, there are still many out there who treasure their peel-apart instant film and are bracing for the end.

While there is still some Polaroid film in stock, this will change soon, and there are professional shooters whose workflow is in crisis due to the impending extinction.

This is for you.

While Polaroid is fading away, Fujifilm has for years produced instant films that have been widely available in other parts of the world. They are now available in the U.S., and Adorama has them all in stock. These peel-apart emulsions are similar (but not identical) to Polaroid and are mostly available in sizes that will fit cameras with 4x5-inch instant film holders. So, if you have a Polaroid camera or a large-format camera with a Polaroid back, you're in luck.

Here's a rundown of the Fujifilm Instant Film choices currently available:

FP-160C
ISO 160 peel-apart color film that fits the Polaroid Quickload and 545 4x5 film holders. The film is optimized for daylight and electronic flash.
• ISO 160 with exceptional image quality
• Excellent results with low light/long exposures
• Single sheets individually sealed


FP-100C
ISO 100 Color daylight film available in 3.25x4.25-inch (a bit faster than Polaroid Type 669) and 4x5-inch (similar to Polaroid type sizes, . Its fine grain and rich tonal gradation make it ideal for passport photos, commercial test shots, presentations, ID photos, and direct printing.
• Exceptional image quality and color reproduction.
• Superb tonal gradation from highlights through shadows.
• Wide applicable temperature range.
• Enhanced resistance to light-induced discoloration.
• Photos can be laminated.
• Available in 3.25 x 4.25 and 4 x 5 formats 10 sheet packs.

FP-100B
ISO 100 Black and white panchromatic film, ideal for ID photos, commercial proofs, medical and scientific applications. The film pack measures 3.5x5.25 (similar to Polaroid type 664) and fits Fuji FP-14 and FP-12 instant cameras.
• Convenient 30-second development time.
• Rich gradation, fine grain, and exceptional resolution.
• Outstanding film handling characteristics.
• Performs well in various lighting conditions, including tungsten lights.
• Available in 3.5 x 4.25 format, 10 sheet packs.

FB-3000b
ISO 3200 Black and white panchromatic peel-apart film (similar to Polaroid type 667) with rapid 15 second development time. The picture size is 3.25 x 4.25 inches and the film pack measures 3.5x5.25 inches. This film is designed for identification and photomicrography applications.

• Rapid 15-second development time.
• Rich gradation, fine grain, and exceptional resolution.
• Outstanding film handling characteristics.
• Performs well in various lighting conditions, including tungsten lights.
• Available in 3.5 x 4.25 and 4 x 5 formats 10 sheet packs.

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