JumpStart by Robb Armstrong for February 17, 2019


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    jagedlo  almost 2 years ago

    Remember those old cameras and how you had to flap the picture back and forth until it developed!

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    electricshadow Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Shake it like a Polaroid picture, hey-ya! (Now all you OutKast fans know what it looks like.)

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    Enter.Name.Here  almost 2 years ago

    Hard copy color photo in 45-60 seconds. Try that with a Samsung. Old tech had it’s good points. Of course shaking/waving it around does nothing for the developing process. I just shoot and then toss the print on a table to do it’s thing. Is Outkast spreading fake photography news? For shame!

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  almost 2 years ago

    Before i phones and i pads came along, that’s what I had to use!

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    Grutzi  almost 2 years ago

    About 25 years ago, my youngest saw my 1982 top notch Polaroid camera and took it for his own. Film was a little tough to find by then but all his Beanie Babies posed for photos with all his trucks. I wish we’d made an album of the silly photos. Now, the under 10 crowd seems to have the same fascination and the cameras are making a comeback.

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    David Huie Green-We cause most of our problems  almost 2 years ago

    Stone Age tech.

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    Martin 78  almost 2 years ago

    I would remove the batteries from the film paks ,afterward, and use them to power my model boats and airplanes.

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    VVWVV  almost 2 years ago

    I never saw their grandmother.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Of course, today’s tech is far more advanced (it’d be pretty embarrassing if it wasn’t!), but some of the old stuff was pretty cool, IMO.

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    Nicole  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    For those who want to relive the fun of instant photos:

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    yangeldf  almost 2 years ago

    I remember selling polaroid and instax cameras to people, I kind of thought of them as hipsters who wanted to brag that they used a camera that had actual film, but I ALWAYS made certain to tell them if they intended to give it to their kids to remind them that they have limited exposures and each picture they took basically cost $1 so y’know, selfie responsibly.

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    majobis.  almost 2 years ago

    we had one of those fold up polaroid cameras at one point. closes almost flat the open it when you take a picture

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    Aladar30 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Polaroid….For a child is almost Magic.

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    ellisaana Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    We used Polaroid cameras at work for years. Two problems caused us to switch to 35mm, and then to digital. Polaroid film stopped being made (black &white was best for showing details) and the pictures faded away after a few years of storage.

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    whelan_jj  almost 2 years ago

    Having the camera is fine, but where did the film come from. I don’t think that stuff has a very long shelf life and I suspect it’s impossible to find these days. Does anyone still make it?

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    DM2860  almost 2 years ago

    According to Polaroid, flapping it around lowered the quality of the picture. Giving it time gave a better picture.

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    SireAndreas  almost 2 years ago

    You’re not supposed to shake it

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