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Ektagraphic
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Hello-
I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow March 22, 2010, The Impossible Project plans to reveal their news.


"On
March 22nd 2010
they will disclose whether or not their Impossible Project will be possible"

I am so excited to see what happens!

Patrick

Robert Hall
03-21-2010, 01:39 PM
Hopefully it will be a great day for photography

Ektagraphic
03-21-2010, 01:41 PM
I remember reading that it would be a black and white material.

Shaggysk8
03-21-2010, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the reminder I did forget

tiberiustibz
03-21-2010, 01:47 PM
Someone showed me a timetable which showed a release schedule (it might have been accidentally released, idk) It showed SX-70 B+W and 600 B+W released immediately, followed by 1200 B+W and SX-70 and 600 color released in 6 months, I think. Or something like that.

Ektagraphic
03-21-2010, 01:49 PM
How would a 1200 black and white (do you mean ISO 1200) work with these cameras? Would you have to put the exposure dial all the way to the dark side of it?

tiberiustibz
03-21-2010, 01:53 PM
Spectra system= 1200. I had the same question.

Ektagraphic
03-21-2010, 01:54 PM
I never realized that. I am very interested to see how these compare to the Polaroid since it is diffrent people using the same equipment.

VaryaV
03-21-2010, 02:02 PM
How would a 1200 black and white (do you mean ISO 1200) work with these cameras? Would you have to put the exposure dial all the way to the dark side of it?

This is very exciting, if indeed B & W. Tried the TZ (old stock) last week in my SX-70 with decent results but I would kill for B&W.

Please keep posting info.

ann
03-21-2010, 02:05 PM
yes, but will the sx-70 manipulate not just scratch?

hopefully, we are not getting our hopes to high.

Ektagraphic
03-21-2010, 02:12 PM
I wonder. Whichever is a simpler product to make is probably what they will have first. I am not big into the manipilations so I don't really care either way. Harmon Technology is in on the project so I would hope the black and white would be nice.

AgX
03-21-2010, 03:29 PM
I am very interested to see how these compare to the Polaroid since it is diffrent people using the same equipment.

The original Impossible team with one exception consists of ex-Polaroid people.

Ektagraphic
03-21-2010, 04:05 PM
Do you know if they bought the exact formulas from Polaroid?

AgX
03-21-2010, 04:40 PM
They stated repeatedly that they cannot begin anything with the original formula as some elements neccessary are no longer produced and thus they have to seek for alternatives, which will end, if at all, in a different film.
Furthermore they are only capable so far in manufacturing a receptive layer and pods, and doing the assembly.
They need a partner in manufacturing the negative.

F80p
03-21-2010, 05:05 PM
hope it will be a good day for photography!

sepiareverb
03-21-2010, 05:10 PM
Quite looking forward to this too! Thanks for the reminder.

tiberiustibz
03-21-2010, 05:36 PM
I would laugh hysterically and ironically and retreat to my cave if they announced "we have failed. bye bye" tomorrow. They've tried to leave us in suspense though I'm guessing they have completed it.

I don't know who would coat the color film. I heard that Polaroid originally stopped making 600 film because they had run out of the negative layer. They had to contract the coating out and for the last few years cut existing stock down until they ran out. I'm not sure how truthful that is but AgX is right in that they need to coat color film somehow. If they can do that they may as well fire up the kodachrome machines too :D

Jeff Kubach
03-21-2010, 05:59 PM
I hope everything turns out OK!

Jeff

Ektagraphic
03-22-2010, 11:54 AM
Press Release!! http://www.the-impossible-project.com/resources/projects_downloads/text/Press%20Release%2022%20March.pdf

Photo Engineer
03-22-2010, 11:58 AM
This quote "Being the only company worldwide capable of manufacturing analog Instant Film" is blatantly incorrect. Fuji currently manufactures instant films, and Kodak can but will not!

Well, the sale starts soon. I wish them luck.

PE