Monday, March 22, 2010
Impossible? Not anymore!
I wasn't part of the test team, so I don't have any experience with the film, but there is plenty of information at the Impossible Project Web site. But, quickly described by what I've read and seen: It's integral, like Time Zero and 600 film. When the print is ejected, it is blue until it develops. It is very sensitive to light and temperature until it develops (should be fun in the Arizona desert in the summer). The finished print has a soft black/brown cast, and it can be manipulated like Time Zero.
the site for more examples of output. The first packs are labeled "First Flush". My guess is that they will work on the formulas and the film will change over time.
On a side note, Polaroid is trying to make some money from this venture by using Lady Gaga as a spokesperson and there are plans to release new (ugly) Polaroid cameras. Unfortunately, and not very forward thinking, these cameras are updates to the One600, the most basic of integral cameras...fixed focus with the flash always on.
earlier post of mine on the SX-70.
On a completely unrelated note, here is a new toy for me to play with...a 50mm lens for my Mamiya Universal! Should be crazy wide with Polaroid film...40mm or so?
Posted by moominsean at 8:52 PM