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Can you still get film for the polaroid macro 5 camera please

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In short, no. It's a long obsolete and specialised camera. Polaroid Spectra film will also work in your camera, but is also no longer made and is as common as fresh **** ****: if you find any it's likely to be useless now. Your camera is now a historical oddity and is of interest to collectors only, but as it can never be used the value isn't high.

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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    Thank you, I was going to but a secondhand one for before and after pictures but I won't now!

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