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EASmithV
12-17-2009, 11:20 PM
At the time I am posting this, the official counter on the Impossible Project's website says that there is 1,187,592 seconds. That is 13.74 days.

I, for one, am totally wired. I just got an SX-70 Sonar Onestep in a free box of cameras, and man is it hungry! I'm looking forward to giving it some new food!

The goal was to restart instant film by 2010... Does that mean that they will turn on the machines at the beginning of the new year, or that the films will become available to purchase? Is there an estimated availability date?

I must admit, I am a little disappointed with the lack of information on their website, but I can understand that even they may not be 100% sure about the plan of attack. Or perhaps it's going to be a surprise. It just seems like they only have promotionals going on, but no real technical updates.

Also, I have heard rumors of them manufacturing some large format integral film. Is there any truth to this?

photomem
12-17-2009, 11:28 PM
I cannot wait. So does this mean they plan to launch on January 1?

chriscrawfordphoto
12-18-2009, 12:17 AM
How much will it COST though?

PHOTOTONE
12-18-2009, 04:53 AM
How much will it COST though?

I can guarantee (based on intuition) that it is going to cost over $1 per exposure. Possibly $2

Ektagraphic
12-18-2009, 05:03 AM
I can't wait to try some out! I hope that they ship some to the USA to places like B&H and Freestyle so we can acess it easily.....

AgX
12-18-2009, 05:15 AM
They seem to have started a proofrun of one of their assembly machines in october.
And in a recent interview the technical director stated that they intent to keep prices like the last prices by Polaroroid, stating 2€ per photo.
They intent starting production within 2010, though in another release they stated that they shall start with a not-for-sale trial run to test acceptance.

AgX
12-18-2009, 05:41 AM
But I haven't seen a working prototype yet, nor do I know anyone who did.

dwdmguy
12-18-2009, 05:51 AM
You know you can use your Polaroid now with 600 film. You need to simply adapt either the small meter with a 2 stop filter or place a filter over the film pack itself. There is a simple method for inserting the 600 pack into the sx-70 with it's little nubs. It's all over the web, just google "SX-70 and 600 film" and you'll find tons.

AgX
12-18-2009, 06:05 AM
You know you can use your Polaroid now with 600 film.

But as well type SX-70 or type 600 are limited in stock. Be it ready assembled or even as negative masterroll. When that will be gone, it's gone.
This is what that Impossible thing is about: creating something new substituting the going materials.

dwdmguy
12-18-2009, 06:07 AM
http://store.uniquephoto.com/e/index.php/film/polaroid/polaroid-600-instant-color-print-film-10-sheets.html

dwdmguy
12-18-2009, 06:08 AM
But as well type SX-70 or type 600 are limited in stock. Be it ready assembled or even as negative masterroll. When that will be gone, it's gone.
This is what that Impossible thing is about: creating something new substituting the going materials.

Agreed. But we work with what we have and hope for the best with the project.

EASmithV
12-19-2009, 07:02 PM
Agreed. But we work with what we have and hope for the best with the project.

Do we have a representative for the Impossible Project registered on APUG?

AgX
12-20-2009, 06:26 AM
No.

Ektagraphic
12-31-2009, 11:43 AM
Just over 19,000 seconds left! I can't wait for tonight to come!

Ken Nadvornick
12-31-2009, 05:41 PM
At the time I am posting this, the official counter on the Impossible Project's website says that there are -1 seconds remaining... ;)

http://www.the-impossible-project.com (visit old site)

Ken

Ektagraphic
12-31-2009, 05:53 PM
I wonder when the new site will be up....It would be nice if it came up at midnight.

AgX
12-31-2009, 08:11 PM
Well, they put their standard high...


31.536.000 seconds to change the world of photography

Ken Nadvornick
12-31-2009, 08:36 PM
Well, they put their standard high...

31.536.000 seconds to change the world of photography

Yes they did. And I say good for them. Too many today whine and cry, criticize everything, and wallow in doom and gloom. Give me someone who says "Hey! I don't care if it's hard. I think I can do that!"

"It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things." --Teddy Roosevelt

I look forward to purchasing and using their post-Polaroid instant film. I owe them at least that for fighting the good fight.

Ken

LucyS
12-31-2009, 11:33 PM
Here! Here!
Well said Ken!

AgX
01-01-2010, 04:44 AM
Lucy,

I'm very much irritated by your avatar.