Day 49 / 2022 Photo Project365


Saying Goodbye to Spectra

When SPECTRA films were discontinued at the end of 2019, I immediately bought as much as I could afford, just as the pandemic lockdown settled in. That was followed by another batch purchase a month later when I had more money to burn and too much time on my hands.

Why do (did) I love SPECTRA? Well, when I returned to shooting instant film in 2018 after a hiatus of 25 years or so, I realized most of my favorite instant photos from the past were shot on big, rectangular SPECTRA film! And when I started taking new photos on vintage Polaroid cameras, I liked the SPECTRA best, all over again…

So, why stop making new film for great vintage cameras? Turns out that lots of people complained about new SPECTRA film not quite being like the original, jamming in the old cameras, short life-span on…

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