Friday, April 04, 2008

Will Ilford save Polaroid B&W film?

OK foks, this is a rumor, from a source which has gotten two major news stories wrong so far this year, so take this with a grain of salt...

The British photo weekly Amateur Photographer today claims Polaroid is in talks with Ilford over the possibility that Ilford would produce Polaroid B&W instant film in an Ilford factory. The article stresses the talks are very preliminary, and my reading of that is there's a pretty good chance that this will not happen.

But for the legions of photographers who were left high and dry when Polaroid abruptly discontinued all film production, this offers a slight glimmer of hope, and a reason not to dump their SX-70s just yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the ceo of ilford emailed me recently to let me know that they are serious about getting the license.