The original Polaroid Model 100 Instant film camera was released by Polaroid in 1963. Less than 10 years later, in 1972 Polaroid released the SX-70 fully automatic, folding Polaroid camera which was selling over 5000 per day within a year of it's release. A company named "Impossible" bought the last Polaroid factory in 2008 days before it closed.
Photographer and cinematographer Sven Dreesbach recently worked on two surf video projects that show the possibilities of mobile cinematography. Sven created one, "Dark Waves" for a music video project for Robot Koch , and the other, "This Moment" as a pretty cool slo-mo video. Both were shot on an iPhone 6.
I think I'll go out and shoot some film today with the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II.
I'm returning to film after over a decade of shooting all digital. I'm not going all film as I still think digital has it's place in photography, but for the first time in a long time I'm accepting the fact that while the film process is much slower and seemingly inefficient compared to digital it's still a large part of the art of photography.
I haven't purchased a camera yet as I'm still debating on which one I'll buy and I need to get myself back up to speed before I start spending money. In the meantime a coworker of mine who is heavy into film and has many cameras loaned me one of his to play with, a Bronica Zanza medium format.
I have a new portrait project I'm starting and I'm considering shooting with both film and digital so stay tuned for more.