I just read on the Flickr Blog that Polaroid will be ceasing its production of instant film. The company (now 150 employees compared to 21,000 in its 1978 hay day) will continue working on its Polaroid branded digital cameras & cell phone camera printers.
I switched to digital last year. And, I love the power that digital gives me (picture preview, digital darkroom, unlimited # of exposures)… but I do still miss the texture and tone of my film prints. I never used polaroids that much, but there’s definitely a “beginning of the end of film” feeling with this announcement.
Polaroid film is still expected to be on the shelf for the next year.