The Image/Spectra/1200 line of Polaroid film and cameras has always been a favorite format of mine. The ‘widescreen’ Polaroid featured cameras like the Spectra System that boasted far more controls than most 600 box-types. If you’re also a fan, I have good news: Polaroid Originals color film for Spectra is back in stock in the United States as of May 2019!
When the Impossible Project dragged Polaroid instant film back from the dead several years ago, they quickly added Image/Spectra film to their portfolio, as it is very similar in formula to 600. When the Impossible Project became Polaroid Originals, they continued selling Spectra/Image, but in early 2018, it went out of stock. With no word on when it would be returning from the company, I had no choice but to remove all of my favorite Spectra cameras from my Polaroid buying guide.
Hopefully Polaroid Originals Spectra is here to stay. Currently, only color is in stock, but fingers crossed, black and white will follow shortly. I don’t know about international availability, and unfortunately, it looks like 8×10 remains frustratingly out of stock.
With film photography, I’ll take any good news I can get.
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