Polaroid got hard hit by digital photography. Who wants instant photos on expensive film when you can take instant photos out of thin air digitally?

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Polaroid tries to catch up with digital photography with a scanner for 120 or 220 film.

Trouble is that Polaroid has no digital technology of its own. Kodak and other companies hold the patents on the CCD sensors. Nikon has outstanding scanners; Microtek offers cheap scanners. Polaroid is caught in the middle.

If you can get SilverFast, the Polaroid scanners are excellent if you are a hobby photographer or if photography is a retirement business or second business.

We first saw the new Polaroid scanners at Photokina, but still have not had time to get the actual equipment to evaluate it. We are still working primarily on prepress flatbed scanners but will catch up with desktop film scanners later this year.

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