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arealitystudios
04-15-2010, 01:20 PM
Yeah, I just got an email too.

Notice how they're already reacting to the mixed reception of PX100.

quote, "A completely new material with totally different characteristics than the PX 100, precise, sharp and simply astonishing. "

Indeed, it does look better. So, indeed, progress already it appears.


Indeed.

I for one am just excited because I've been using the PX-100 in a One Step camera, not an SX-70 camera. It works and i'm pleased with my results, but it is certainly not ideal. 600 film should be a lot better for me.

I don't know, I'm reading a lot of people down on the PX-100 film in this thread but I personally see all of this as very positive. I think a lot of photographers purchased the PX-100 "first flush" knowing full well that it isn't a perfect film, myself included. For me it shows a lot of passion in regard to the photographic community willing to pay money for something that has a lot of kinks but a lot of potential knowing that support now will lead to a better product in the future.

So not only kudos to The Impossible Project but kudos to those willing to stick their necks out and give it a try.

coigach
04-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Indeed.

I think a lot of photographers purchased the PX-100 "first flush" knowing full well that it isn't a perfect film, myself included. For me it shows a lot of passion in regard to the photographic community willing to pay money for something that has a lot of kinks but a lot of potential knowing that support now will lead to a better product in the future.

So not only kudos to The Impossible Project but kudos to those willing to stick their necks out and give it a try.

Well said! :D

Cheers,
Gavin

Ektagraphic
04-15-2010, 02:25 PM
I am so excited right now!! Can't wait for the 600!

darkosaric
04-15-2010, 02:43 PM
I purchased today 2 packs of PX-100, next week it will be in my hands :) And now I see 600 is also here. Nice :)

sepiareverb
04-15-2010, 06:45 PM
hmm....sepiareverb, you're a lot more forgiving than me. Only 4 good pictures out of 16? That would just get me so frustrated. Especially since you don't have any manual control over the exposure. From what I'm reading, it seems like it's just pure luck whether the pictures turn out.

No, I have controls, I'm shooting a Model 2, so the light/dark wheel gets me something. I'm trying everything with it, so I'm not expecting lots of hits right off. There does seem to be more variation between packs than I expected- makes me feel like a kid again!

frame
04-19-2010, 11:45 AM
Since their website says that the PX-100 is at a special "Introductory Price" I asked what it will change to and it will only go up $1 USD when the Introductory price is over...

Ah! and I was about to ask if anyone knew what they're thinking of about their pricing.

I can't see anything cool if they stick to this plan though.

darkosaric
04-19-2010, 12:03 PM
Talking about high prices: I was bidding on sx-70 slr model one - and I lost: it went for more than 100 euros :o ! While waiting for next oportunity: I got plastic polaroid 1000 and polaroid 2000 cameras for couple of pennies :).

Question is: should I use 2000 camera only (it has 3 element lens instead od 1000 who has one element lens)?

walter oneill
01-29-2011, 03:14 PM
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fotogal
01-30-2011, 03:51 PM
Yeah, transfers and emulsion lifts are a hoot. Polaroid isn't even making that type of film anymore and Impossible is limited and not as fluid IMO as Polaroid lifts.

Toffle
01-31-2011, 07:56 PM
I just picked up an sx-70 Sonar with a Nissin flash attachment for $4.99 CDN at Value Village. I know at least the flash works, but I have no idea about the rest of the camera. I think I'll be studying it a bit before I put some film in it.

Cheers,

Paul Sorensen
01-31-2011, 08:03 PM
It's kind of tough to know much without film to put through it, since they use a battery that is in the film pack itself. In other words, if it looks good, get some film and give it a go.

Toffle
01-31-2011, 08:14 PM
It's kind of tough to know much without film to put through it, since they use a battery that is in the film pack itself. In other words, if it looks good, get some film and give it a go.

Actually, that was code for "I already blew trough my film budget and got a stern economics lecture from the smarter member of the family". :D I'm going to have to wait before I work up the nerve to buy some PX.

Cheers,

Paul Sorensen
01-31-2011, 08:18 PM
Actually, that was code for "I already blew trough my film budget and got a stern economics lecture from the smarter member of the family". :D I'm going to have to wait before I work up the nerve to buy some PX.

Cheers,

Yeah, that I understand. I saw a listing for what looked like a very nice SX-70 on Craigslist recently and was about to pull the trigger until I realized what I was getting myself into. I also have a member of the family much smarter than I, and did not want to go there either.

fotogal
02-01-2011, 07:22 PM
I've played around with both the silver shade and the first flush Impossible Project's film for awhile now, and don't get near the results of those featured on the IP site. I've completely abandoned the color as at best they are blurred, at worst they are a solid shade of something or other. I fared much better with the silver, but as others have noted it's a crapshoot. I think these films will take a lot of practice to get used to and to be honest I am not inclined to spend the money for such an expensive project. I'm also hoping IP will tweak the product and make it a bit easier and consistent to use. Also factoring into the experience is the temperature and the ultra-sensitivity to light as it shoots out of the camera. I've tried all sorts of shields to prevent light from hitting the film, but I haven't found anything that really works well. I've also tried the films in both a SX-70 and the One Step with pretty much the same results. I am thankful IP has taken this on, but I think it will be awhile before we can expect something anywhere close to the original Polaroid instant films - if ever.

frame
02-03-2011, 01:14 PM
fotogal's summary covers pretty much my thoughts as well. I'm all for their efforts but their marketing and pricing makes it insanely tough to keep supporting them. Keeping in mind our recessive times makes it even harder.

darkosaric
02-04-2011, 03:27 AM
I am with fotogal also; I have pioneer card from impossible, I support them, but so far - no real good results.
I wish that Fuji start to make instax and instax mini in B&W...