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kraker
04-23-2010, 05:35 PM
Matt, thanks for sharing!


The second image had the light/dark dial set all the way to dark. No ND filter or anything.

Just to be sure: you used the 600 with an SX-70 camera, I assume?

Or did you set the dial all the way to dark using a camera meant for 600 film?

matt S
04-23-2010, 05:39 PM
See above post for disclaimers on these photos.

First, some PX-100 shots. Although I like the sepia coloring of this film, I could never seem to get a sharp photo with it. I know polaroids are not for sharp photos- but these all seemed especially soft.

The white dot issues are here, but never really bothered me.

Teapot, PX-100, SX-70:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/mstott/polaroid/IMG_2400.jpg

Flowers, PX-100, SX-70:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/mstott/polaroid/IMG_2398.jpg

Next is people photos. One of the strengths, and really fun aspects of the Polaroid camera, is it's ability to get people to pose for photos. People stop me on the street and ask for their photo to be taken. Polaroids are great at parties. No one handles physical prints any more, so the the camera and film fascinate people.

Or maybe I just hang out with really simple people.

I was never happy with the PX-100 for people. Most of my images would have blown out highlights, no amount of fiddling could work around this.

One example:

Jen, SX-70, PX-100:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/mstott/polaroid/IMG_2401.jpg

Now to the PX-600 films.

You can see much more detail, and the film seems much more consistent. Yes, there are still plenty of dark spots, blown border areas, and funky-ness, but you can actually get detail in people's faces.

Sean, PX-600:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/mstott/polaroid/IMG_2396.jpg

One more of Jen- indoors at night, with an old electronic flash rigged to the SX-70. You can see the phantom dark spots that showed up in the wall in this photo. Not sure what they are, but they do show up on some photos:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/mstott/polaroid/IMG_2394.jpg

And one last terrible photo to endure: an out of focus, over exposed lemon on a tablecloth. The detail in the cloth is why I am showing this. This detail is not possible with the PX-100 film:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/mstott/polaroid/IMG_2397.jpg

Thanks for not ripping on my terrible photos.

Matt

matt S
04-23-2010, 05:43 PM
Hi Kraker,

I used an SX-70 (Model 1- third revision) with the dial set all the way to darken. This camera was meant for sx-70 film- and I used no filters over the lens or film pack.

I just hope the newer PX-100 films have improved to the level of the PX-600 films. Since the light/dark dial re-sets to center each time you close the SX-70 I have quite a few over-exposed shots with the 600 film when I forget to re-turn the dial.

Matt

kraker
04-24-2010, 02:12 AM
Thanks again for sharing, Matt. The difference between PX-100 and PX-600 is obvious. And that last shot of the lemon is simply great, not only because of the detail in the tablecloth.

I'll try to finish my pack of "old" Polaroid film in my camera soon, so that I can load some PX-600 into the camera.

wblynch
04-24-2010, 04:30 AM
Will the PX-600 work in a regular old plastic Polaroid 600 camera? Or only with the exotic SX-70?

-thanks

kraker
04-24-2010, 04:32 AM
Will the PX-600 work in a regular old plastic Polaroid 600 camera? Or only with the exotic SX-70?

-thanks

It should work with any Polaroid 600 camera.

roboflick
04-24-2010, 11:10 AM
i had some nice results using it in an old lms 600 that i picked up for 10 dollars. Has anyone compared results using the single element plastic lens cameras to an slr-680 or sx-70? does the emulsion allow for a sharper image with the 4 element glass lens cameras? i am looking for a reason not to buy an sx-70 :) maybe the prices on ebay will come down eventually!

Peter de Groot
04-25-2010, 12:05 PM
I had some nice result with the px600 film. I will try to scan them later and put it online. Does anyone know the reasons behind the fact that there are only 8 photos in one pack? I thought it was the battery but that is the same as in the "real" polaroids. So what could it be? I did a search but could find a satisfying answer (if there is one).

Peter de Groot
04-26-2010, 04:38 AM
Ok as promised my Polapossibles. They are shot yesterday in Maastricht:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4554226512_a460db58b7.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/4554227988_6332e18b55.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/4554225596_122081beb2.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4554227262_c4b33eaeb9.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4554232116_7519cc24fe.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/4554231116_38995a0e77.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/4554230184_1de50e64a8.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4554229180_d6976787d5.jpg

Q.G.
04-26-2010, 11:01 AM
... [stunned and speechless]

I think i will continue buying Fuji's instant film if i need any...

Ektagraphic
04-27-2010, 05:12 AM
I think that your photos are unusual compared to what I am seeing. I will try to scan today. The photos turn red like that when temperature is over 68 degrees F.

SoonerBJJ
04-27-2010, 11:53 AM
... [stunned and speechless]

I think i will continue buying Fuji's instant film if i need any...

I will buy Fuji instant film for what it offers and I will buy IP instant for what it can do. The only thing they seem to have in common is that they are both instant films. I can support both.

IP is a work in progress and for some of us it's fun to support them in their endeavors.

If I want the perfect image every time I'd just keep buying Tri-X. ;)

Ken Nadvornick
04-27-2010, 12:59 PM
I will buy Fuji instant film for what it offers and I will buy IP instant for what it can do. The only thing they seem to have in common is that they are both instant films. I can support both.

IP is a work in progress and for some of us it's fun to support them in their endeavors.

If I want the perfect image every time I'd just keep buying Tri-X. ;)

That's the ticket. Especially that "fun" part... :)

Ken

Michel Hardy-Vallée
04-28-2010, 07:52 PM
Update on the shipping question:



Shipping to Canada is quite expensive for a number of reasons:

1. our US warehouse is not set up to ship to Canada, so the 11 USD shipping to the US does not apply.
2. We ship all our orders using courier services. Due to our low order volume to Canada, UPS charge us a lot of money for every order.

We are working on getting a distributor for Canada who can then sell our film from within the country. This will reduce shipping costs significantly.

Q.G.
04-29-2010, 11:52 AM
That's the ticket. Especially that "fun" part... :)

Well, yes.

But we who do not like what we are presented with so far also find it fun. Why assume otherwise?
Doesn't mean that we also must, by some natural law, like what they are presenting us so far.

So like i said before: kudos to the IP. And i hope that they will come up with something nice.
They still haven't though.

SoonerBJJ
05-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Second run... "enhanced experience" is now available. They're reporting to have fixed some of the common problems with the first run.

I placed an order.

rhmimac
06-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Second run... "enhanced experience" is now available. They're reporting to have fixed some of the common problems with the first run.

I placed an order.

And what came out of the enhanced film?

My daughter of 17 is all over excited on the instant film and it's 70ies low sat look. I'm looking for a nice 600 on the net now and I hope the classic 600 color film will be on the shelfs soon again!

rhmimac